Always On The Map: An Introduction to Animal Law Issues in the U.S. Territories

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Thu, Mar 23rd, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET
Thu, Mar 23rd, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT
Thu, Mar 23rd, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM MT
Thu, Mar 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PT
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The United States has five major territories: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Collectively, the territories are home to roughly 4 million individuals. However, discussions on issues facing the nation often exclude the territories from the conversation. Conversations on pertinent national issues should always include the territories, and our discussions on issues relevant to animal law and protection are no exception. In some ways, the territories face challenges to animal protection that are similar to those faced by stateside jurisdictions; in other ways, their challenges are specific to their particular community and environment. This webinar will discuss some of the challenges faced by territories, as well as point to the current legal and policy approaches aimed at protecting animals and criminalizing maltreatment in each territory. It will also provide an overview of the territories’ legal systems, explain their unique relationships with the federal government, and highlight the specific types of animal maltreatment prevalent in these communities.


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Founded in 1979, the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The Animal Legal Defense Fund accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are held accountable for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation and fighting legislation harmful to animals, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.





This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care & Control Association and is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit. Please refer to your NACA membership portal for current CEU submission process. Current NACA Members who attend the live presentation or watch the recording will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo. Visit the NACA training page for a complete list of future trainings.





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