In the United States, farmers raise billions of animals every year for their meat, milk, and eggs. No federal laws govern how those animals are treated while they are on the farm, and state anti-cruelty laws vary widely in the extent to which their protections apply to farmed animals. In this webinar, Jamie Contreras, Senior Staff Attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will provide an overview of how various state laws approach farmed animal cruelty, and will address some of the investigatory and practical issues involved in enforcing cruelty laws and prosecuting offenders in the farmed-animal context.
Webinars in this Series with the ALDF include:
- Sept 29: The Status of Animals in Criminal Animal Cruelty Cases
- Oct 29: Understanding Wildlife Animal Cruelty
- Jan 21, 2021: Prosecuting Farmed Animal Cruelty (this webinar)
- April 1: When the Evidence Needs a Home: Pre-Conviction Forfeiture
- July 15: Preserving the Bond: the Veterinarian’s Role in Pre-Empting Animal Cruelty
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.
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.