Animal law experts from around the world convene at law school
October 21, 2008
Close to 250 animal law experts and advocates from around the world convened at Lewis & Clark Law School on Oct. 17-19 for the 16th Annual Animal Law Conference to discuss the interconnections between animal law and a broad array of issues such as religion, farming, environmentalism, and homeland security. The event was sponsored by the Center for Animal Law Studies in collaboration with the Animal League Defense Fund.
Mark Hawthorne, animal rights advocate, blogger, and author of Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, writes: The panel that made the biggest impression on me had to do with the state of animal law in China, which is to say none at all. Presented by Paul Littlefair of RSPCA International and Amanda Whitfort, who teaches law at the University of Hong Kong, the session covered the legal and cultural hurdles animal advocates must overcome in Asia….