The art humans make and the spirituality humans practice have involved animals throughout time. As such, it is no surprise that animal cases have given rise to some of this nation’s most notable 1st Amendment rulings, both for freedoms of speech and religious freedoms.
The stories these cases tell are complex, and woven throughout is an often unspoken question: how significantly do the rights of animals weigh in the arena of human constitutional rights?
Join David B. Rosengard, Animal Legal Defense Fund Managing Attorney, for an exploration of these cases and their implications through the lens of animal law. In doing so, we will discuss not only court opinions and dissents, but also examine how considering these cases in the context of animal interests challenges established readings, untangles seeming contradictions, and helps us build caselaw that is better for humans and animals alike.
Other Webinars with this Organization
- Jan 19: Bodies of Evidence: Issues Arising from Search and Seizure of Animal Bodies in Cruelty Investigations
- Feb 22: Towards a More Humane Society: A One-Health Approach to Addressing Criminal Cruelty for Everyone Involved
- March 23: Always on the Map: An Introduction to Animal Law Issues in the US Territories
- May 9: Lions, and Tigers, and Speech, and Religion, Oh My! Applying an Animal-Forward Lens to First Amendment Jurisprudence (this webinar)
- June 22: Stand Up for the Animals with a Case You Can Stand Behind
- Aug 24: Lessons from the Field: How One Community Transformed Its Response to Animal Cruelty through Collaboration
- Nov 14: The Importance of Pre-Sentence Forensic Psychological Evaluations in Animal Cruelty Cases
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.