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David Cassuto The title of this post is also the title of my forthcoming essay in Law, Culture & the Humanities (a special issue on Law & Food).  Get it here. Here’s the abstract: Law and food are distinct concepts, though the discipline (Law and Food) implies a relationship worthy of study.  The conjunction (“and”) creates meaning.  However, […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) We’re often told (because it’s true) that 10 billion animals are killed for food in this country every year.  The implications of that number for climate change, water and air pollution, and animal suffering are well-documented and appalling.  But most of us have never seen a factory farm.  Agribusiness […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) Amidst all the topsy turvy election results, one can easily start obsessing about the nation’s future.  Or, one can cling to the words of Lee Hays whose comment on the 1980 election results was: “This too shall pass; I’ve had kidney stones and I know.”  But was he right?  […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) There’s an odd debate going on within the North Dakota agriculture industry over Measure 2, which would ban canned hunting in the state.  On the one hand are those who support the measure because they believe canned hunts  reflect badly on the animal industry and also bring the threat […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) From the Cynicism Desk: The USDA is preparing to unveil  its most recent revision of its much maligned dietary guidelines.  Come December, we’ll see to what new levels of obfuscation and avoidance the good folks at USDA can aspire.  The lobbying is already ferocious.  According to the WaPo: In […]

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Fries, Beer & the IUCN Colloquium

David Cassuto x post from Animal Blawg Belgium is pretty cool.  Ghent is an absolutely beautiful city, filled with the kind of stunning architecture that one might expect to see in European cities better known for their visual splendor.  And did you know that Ghent was the second-largest city in Europe (behind Paris) for quite […]

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Cross post from Animal Blawg by David Cassuto I flew Business Class on the way home from my Speaking Tour in Brazil.  Business Class is better than coach.  In fact, I’m seriously considering renaming my child Business Class.  I’ve also written several epic poems and am thinking about getting a tattoo. But I digress. I’m […]

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