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Author: Mariann Sullivan, Law Professor, Pundit, Vegan

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Join Animal Law professor and longtime activist Mariann Sullivan as she unpacks the latest updates, cases, and news from the burgeoning world of animal law. Mariann will be joined by the leaders in the field, and will offer her own insightful (and sometimes biting) commentary. 912842
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak, once again, with Steven Wise, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP). He joins me to talk about a truly extraordinary, potentially groundbreaking, case now pending in the highest court in New York State. As in the other cases Steve has joined us to discuss in the past, the… The post Animal Law Podcast #78: The Case of Happy, an Elephant appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with David Ebert, co-founder of The Animal Defense Partnerhip, about the work of this “pro bono counsel for animal protection charities.” As David points out, the purpose of ADP is not to litigate animal rights issues, but to provide animal protection nonprofits with the legal services that any type of organization… The post Animal Law Podcast #77: The Animal Defense Partnership appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with David Michelson, Oregon-based animal rights activist and chief petitioner of the Yes On IP13 campaign, which is the effort to pass a ballot initiative that would dramatically change the legal landscape for animals in that state. Basically, what they are trying to do is to make Oregon’s anti-cruelty law do… The post Animal Law Podcast #76: Creating a Sanctuary State appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Piper Hoffman of Animal Outlook and, once again, to Jay Shooster, of the Richman Law Group, about Animal Outlook v Cooke Aquaculture, a consumer protection case brought in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia based in allegations of deceptive advertising about the welfare of fish, specifically the salmon… The post Animal Law Podcast #75: The Case of the Suffering Salmon ft. Piper Hoffman and Jay Shooster appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Cristina Stella, a managing attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about ALDF v Foster Poultry Farms, currently pending in Superior Court in Merced County, California. This fascinating case is rooted in a provision of the California state constitution governing water use. I have to say even I was shocked… The post Animal Law Podcast #74: The Case of the Water-Guzzling Slaughterhouse appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Emily Jeffers of the  Center for Biological Diversity about the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Center for Biological Diversity v Haaland, in which the court decided that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s sudden about face, in 2017, on whether the Pacific Walrus is subject to the protections of the Endangered Species… The post Animal Law Podcast #73: The Case of the Missing Ice appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Professor Karen Bradshaw about her new book,  Wildlife as Property Owners: A New Conception of Animal Rights, which has been making quite a splash in the animal law world. It’s not often we get a chance to talk about property law and trusts and estates law on this podcast but… The post Animal Law Podcast #72: Wildlife as Property Owners appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Laura Fox and Daniel Wiener about The Humane Society of the United States v. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, in which animal advocacy groups are taking on the USDA’s plans for what to do to the chickens who, trapped in factory farms, inevitably… The post Animal Law Podcast #71: A Case of Bird Flu appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Vanessa Shakib of Advancing Law for Animals about Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation and Stop Animal Exploitation Now! (“SAEN”) v USDA, in which the plaintiffs sought to vacate two rules promulgated by USDA’s Animal Care division without notice to the public or an opportunity to comment, as required by the… The post Animal Law Podcast #70: The Case of the “Teachable Moments” appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Christopher Berry, a managing attorney in the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Litigation Program, where he oversees strategic impact litigation to protect the lives of and advance the interests of animals. Christopher and I speak about Caru SPCA v Anthony, in which a California backyard breeder/puppy mill was shut down by the… The post Animal Law Podcast #69: The Case of the SPCA and the Puppy Mill appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I am so pleased to welcome Brittany Peet, Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement for the PETA Foundation. We follow up on her appearance on Episode 42 when she told us all about PETA’s case against notorious roadside zoo and big cat abuser Tim Stark of Indiana’s “Wildlife in Need.” Little… The post Animal Law Podcast #68: The Case of the Tiger King’s Tigers appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I welcome Laura Fox, Staff Attorney for Farm Animal Protection at The Humane Society of the United States, to talk about the 4th Circuit’s decision in McKiver v Murphy Brown, which has created quite a stir in the animal law world. It is a story which we have all heard before — neighbors… The post Animal Law Podcast #67: The Case of the Intertwined Suffering of Pigs and People appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I welcome back Rebecca Cary of the Humane Society of the United States to speak with us about the recent decision from the Ninth Circuit in North American Meat Institute v Becerra, in which the court upheld Proposition 12 in the face of arguments by the plaintiff that it violates the Dormant Commerce Clause.… The post Animal Law Podcast #66: The Case of the California Sales Bans appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Jay Shooster, of the Richman Law Group, about two complaints the firm has filed with the Federal Trade Commission, on behalf of various complainants, about representations Tyson Foods has made about the chicken flesh that it sells in grocery stores around the country. From whether the products made of that… The post Animal Law Podcast #65: The Case of the Not-So-“Natural” Chicken appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I am once again lucky enough to be speaking with Eric Glitzenstein, this time about a recent resounding success for animals, specifically birds, in Natural Resources Defense Council v US Dept. of the Interior. This case involves a recent “opinion” issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which, since its issuance, has… The post Animal Law Podcast #64: The Case of the Missing Migratory Birds appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I am delighted to welcome Cheryl Leahy, Executive Vice President of Animal Outlook, about US ex rel. COK v Superior Farms, which arose out of Animal Outlook’s investigation into the largest lamb slaughterhouse in the US. This investigation uncovered numerous violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) as well as the… The post Animal Law Podcast #63: The Case of the Slaughtered Lambs appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak once again to Amanda Howell of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about Miyoko’s Kitchen v Ross, in which one of our very favorite companies is suing the State of California, specifically its Department of Food and Agriculture, for violating its rights under the First Amendment. The lawsuit arose out of  certain… The post Animal Law Podcast #62: The Case of Vegan Butter appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Bruce Wagman about American Anti-Vivisection Society v USDA, in which the 9th Circuit recently held that, at long (really, really long) last, the USDA will be required to write regulations to protect those birds who are covered by the Animal Welfare Act, such as those in the wholesale pet trade,… The post Animal Law Podcast #61: The Case of the Forgotten Birds appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Alexis Andiman and Sylvia Lam about Cape Fear River Watch v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a case currently pending in the Fourth Circuit, in which their clients challenge the EPA’s guidelines for the amount of pollution that slaughterhouses are permitted to emit into waterways. With slaughterhouses in the news… The post Animal Law Podcast #60: The Case of the Slaughterhouse Water appeared first on Our Hen House.
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with regular Animal Law Podcast guest Delcianna Winders along with two of her students in the Lewis and Clark Law School Animal Law Litigation Clinic, Hira Jaleel and Irene Au-Young, on a case they filed on behalf of several animal welfare organizations including Farm Sanctuary, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Outlook,… The post Animal Law Podcast #59: The Case of the Downed and Desperate Pigs appeared first on Our Hen House.
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