Recently the Washington Post described the life and death of a 100 year old Aldabra tortoise at the National Zoo who had spent nearly a lifetime as an ambassador for tortoises, teaching visitors from around the world about this amazing species. This reminded me of how impactful zoological gardens are to their visitors, providing education
Edgy Animal Welfare
Denver Law Review (Forthcoming)
16 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2018
Pepperdine University School of Law
Date Written: July 18, 2018
Legal animal welfare proponents should not reject out-of-hand reforms that may be celebrated by some as steps toward a radical
Recent amendments governing the transportation of agricultural commodities, including livestock, aquaculture and insects, have elicited concerns from cattle, hog, sheep, horse, bee and aquaculture producers, since the time restrictions on transport without rest for the truck drivers would literally stop livestock haulers in their tracks, creating hazards for their live cargo.
These concerns were described…
Reports from two animal-related trade organizations provide insight into the current status and goals of animal rights organizations intent on eliminating the use of animals by humans, without regard to how humanely those animals are treated.
Based on these revealing comments from activists it remains vitally important that the public is exposed to the…