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Animal law conference inspires renowned advocate

October 22, 2009

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The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) hosted its annual Animal Law Conference October 16-18 with 275 people in attendance. Mark Hawthorne, animal welfare advocate and author of Striking at the Roots, A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, blogged about his experience at the conference as a speaker and attendee.

The CALS conference, in conjunction with the Animal League Defense Fund, is the largest, longest-running conference devoted to animal law in the world. This year, legal scholars, advocates and professionals from a variety of disciplines addressed the link between animal law and domestic violence, climate change, international trade, religion, the media, and social justice movements.  Nicholas Kristof, author and columnist for the New York Times, gave a keynote address.