B.S., University of Michigan; J.D., University of the Pacific
Anna Frostic is the Managing Attorney for Wildlife & Animal Research for The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Protection Litigation department, where she works to protect wildlife from human conflict and commercial exploitation and to eliminate unnecessary animal testing. Whether through litigation, administrative petitions, or strategic consulting, Professor Frostic works on eliminating trophy hunting domestically and abroad; protecting native wildlife from trapping and poisoning; eliminating unsustainable wildlife trade; prohibiting substandard exhibition of wild animals and the exotic pet trade; and reducing and refining the use of animals in laboratory research.
Professor Frostic’s major accomplishments include successfully petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend Endangered Species Act protections to captive chimpanzees, prohibiting harmful biomedical research and eliminating the interstate pet trade; a federal False Claims Act petition challenging illegal chimpanzee breeding at a Louisiana lab that led the federal government to discontinue funding the facility’s chimpanzee research; a successful petition to list African lions under the Endangered Species Act, restricting the import of lion trophies and prohibiting commercial trade in lion parts; a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that resulted in a prohibition on using newborn tiger cubs for interactive experiences with members of the public; a victorious federal court trial and appeal in defense of Ohio’s dangerous wild animal law; and successfully reinstating federal protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem, saving dozens of bears from trophy hunting.
Professor Frostic was a co-author for the ABA-published book Wildlife Law and Ethics: A U.S. Perspective and has lectured on animal law at law schools, bar associations, and conferences across the country.