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Law alum Kim McCoy featured on Animal Planet series

October 29, 2008

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    Kim McCoy , a 2007 alumna of the law school

Kim McCoy , a 2007 alumna of the law school, is the Executive Director of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and one of the subjects in the upcoming television series “Whale Wars” on Animal Planet.

Deeply committed to the defense and conservation of animals worldwide, McCoy served as editor-in-chief of the internationally acclaimed Animal Law Review while she was a law student. She also interned with the International Environmental Law Project and worked on animal rights issues.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, research, and enforce laws, treaties, resolutions, and regulations established to protect ocean wildlife and their habitats worldwide.

“Whale Wars,” a controversial mini-series that worked with Sea Shepherd, showcases the group’s interference with a Japanese whaling expedition in order to protect the greatest treasure of the seas: the great whales.

“Whale Wars” begins November 7 at 9 p.m. on Animal Planet. Learn more about Kim online.