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Animal Law Podcast #49: The Case of Pilgrim’s Pride’s Shame

6/26/2019
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Laura Fox of the Humane Society of the United States about administrative efforts to address false and deceptive advertising from Pilgrim's Pride regarding their treatment of chickens. These efforts include a complaint made to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate the advertising and enjoin Pilgrim’s Pride from continuing to issue misleading claims pertaining to animal welfare, as well as subsequent requests for...

Duration:00:39:59

Animal Law Podcast #48: Service, Assistance, and Companion Animals are in the House

5/29/2019
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On this episode, Abby Volin (Opening Doors) joins me to talk about the difficulties faced by people with disabilities who are looking to find housing for themselves and their service animals. She explains the basic questions that are required to be asked to determine if an animal is a service animal, how the housing laws make applying for accommodations difficult, and what organizations like her's are doing to help ease the process.

Duration:00:49:37

Animal Law Podcast #47: The Case of the Not-So-Natural Choice

4/24/2019
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What do you think of when you hear the words, "Natural Choice?" Kelsey Eberly of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and David Muraskin of Public Justice tell us about what really goes in to Hormel's "Natural Choice" meat and poultry products and why the DC Superior Court, dismissing their case on standing and preemption, got it wrong.

Duration:00:48:02

Animal Law Podcast #46: The Case Against the USDA, Revisited

3/27/2019
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Christopher Berry of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about ALDF vs. The Food and Drug Administration, an unusual and years-long Freedom of Information Act case involving attempts to obtain information about egg-laying hens in Texas. This case went to a full-blown trial, took up hundreds of attorney hours, and changed the standards of review for FOIA cases.

Duration:00:36:59

Animal Law Podcast #45: The Case For Counting Our Chickens

2/27/2019
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Christopher Berry of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about ALDF vs. The Food and Drug Administration, an unusual and years-long Freedom of Information Act case involving attempts to obtain information about egg-laying hens in Texas. This case went to a full-blown trial, took up hundreds of attorney hours, and changed the standards of review for FOIA cases.

Duration:00:45:51

Animal Law Podcast #44: The Cases That Saved the Sales Bans

1/30/2019
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Jonathan Lovvorn about some recent cases that attempted to invalidate statutory bans on the sale of particularly cruel products, including caged eggs, foie gras, and other products produced in extreme confinement, in California and Massachusetts. These cases, which involve, among other subjects, Constitutional issues of federal preemption and the dormant commerce clause, were recently denied an appeal to the Supreme Court, which is very...

Duration:00:47:41

Animal Law Podcast #43: The Case of the Meaning of “Meat”

12/26/2018
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Amanda Howell, a Staff Attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about a lawsuit that was recently brought in federal court in Missouri seeking to invalidate, as unconstitutional, a law that prohibits the producers of plant-based and cell-based products from misrepresenting those products as "meat."

Duration:00:52:55

Animal Law Podcast #42: The Case of the Tormented Tigers

11/28/2018
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Mariann talks to Brittany Peet, the director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement at PETA, about their efforts to use the Endangered Species Act to help some tiger cubs and other animals who have been subjected to some truly troublesome maltreatment at the rather disturbingly named organization Wildlife In Need, a roadside exhibitor in Indiana.

Duration:00:44:05

Animal Law Podcast #41: The Case of the Wall Against the Law

10/31/2018
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Mariann talks to Tony Eliseuson of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about the potential impact of the proposed and proceeding border wall between the United States and Mexico on many species of animals including endangered ones. They also discuss the several ongoing legal cases surrounding these issues.

Duration:00:40:16

Animal Law Podcast #40: The Case of Justice For Justice

9/27/2018
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Matthew Liebman of the Animal Legal Defense Fund speaks with Mariann about the case of JUSTICE, an American Quarter Horse, by and through his Guardian, Kim Mosiman, Plaintiff, v. GWENDOLYN VERCHER, Defendant.

Duration:00:47:17

Animal Law Podcast #39: The Case of the Harassed Horses

8/29/2018
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Mariann is joined by environmental lawyer Bill Eubanks of Meyer, Glitzenstein & Eubanks, who will be speaking with us about plans currently underway at the Bureau of Land Management to clear all the wild horses out of the Caliente Complex, a 700,000 acre area of Nevada where these horses have roamed for many years. Bill will give us the latest on those plans, as well as on the lawsuit he has recently filed on the part of concerned organizations and individuals to stop this travesty.

Duration:00:51:03

Animal Law Podcast #38: The Case of the Missing Facebook Comments

7/24/2018
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Mariann is joined by Gabriel Walters, Counsel and Manager of Legislative Affairs for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation and PETA Research Associate Jeremy Beckham to discuss the very intriguing case of PETA suing Texas A&M University for what it asserts are violations of the First Amendment in shutting out all comments on the University's Facebook page regarding their research on golden retrievers.

Duration:00:41:03

Animal Law Podcast #37: Justin Marceau on the Animal Welfare Act

6/27/2018
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I’m bringing you something a little different. I speak with Justin Marceau not about a litigated case, but about the Animal Welfare Act and his recent Hastings Law Journal article, “How The […]

Duration:00:45:22

Animal Law Podcast #36: The Case of the Antibiotics for Dinner

5/30/2018
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Kim Richman of the Richman Law Group about several different cases he is working on that are all tied together by the theme of “truth in advertising.” We discuss […]

Duration:00:50:17

Animal Law Podcast #35: The Case of the “Harassed” Hunters

4/25/2018
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann speaks with Sarah Hanneken, a litigation fellow at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about the case of Brown v. Kemp, which was recently brought in federal District Court in Wisconsin. The […]

Duration:00:47:36

Animal Law Podcast #34: The Case of the Legal Eagles

3/28/2018
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann will be speaking with environmental lawyer Bill Eubanks of Meyer, Glizenstein & Eubanks about a case involving whether or not the National Environmental Policy Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle […]

Duration:01:00:52

Animal Law Podcast #33: Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program

3/1/2018
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann will be speaking with three educators from Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program. Faculty Director Kristen Stilt, Executive Director Chris Green, and Policy Director Jonathan Lovvorn. They take Mariann on a […]

Duration:00:49:13

Animal Law Podcast #32: The Case of the Enslaved Elephants

1/31/2018
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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann will be speaking once again with Steven Wise, who heads up the Nonhuman Rights Project, and who was last on the podcast on Episodes 1 and 2 to tell us about […]

Duration:00:55:10

Animal Law Podcast #31: The Case of the Languishing, Lonely Lolita

12/27/2017
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Welcome to the 31st episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined once again by Delcianna Winders, PETA’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement, to discuss PETA v Miami Seaquarium, which she just argued in […]

Duration:00:35:22

Animal Law Podcast #30: The Case of the Missing Bus Ad

11/29/2017
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Welcome to the 30th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Matthew Strugar of the Law Office of Matthew Strugar, who returns to the Animal Law Podcast to discuss a suit recently filed on behalf of the White Coat […]

Duration:00:42:46