Animal Law Week

March 21, 2013 —

WHAT   

Animal Law Week Events

WHEN  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE   

The panel discussion on Wednesday, March 27 will be held at:

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 201
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

The panel discussion on Thursday, March 28 will be held at:

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 437
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

SCHEDULE   

Wednesday, March 27
Behind Closed Doors: “Ag-Gag” Bills, Farm Animals, Food Safety and the First Amendment

Suzanne McMillan, Director of Farm Animal Welfare, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Amanda Hitt, Director of Food Integrity Campaign, Government Accountability Project
Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel and Policy Advisor for the Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union
Erica Meier, Executive Director, Compassion Over Killing
Will Potter, Journalist and Author, Green is the New Red

Thursday, March 28
Breed Discrimination: Lovable Pet or Legal Liability?

Lisa Lafontaine, CEO, Washington Humane Society
Heidi Meinzer, Attorney, Law Office of Heidi Meinzer PLLC
Tami Santelli, Maryland State Director, Humane Society of the United States
Tony Solesky, Plaintiff, Tracey v. Solesky, Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2012

NOTE   

These events are sponsored by the Georgetown Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund as part of Animal Law Week. 

Wednesday’s session will examine the recent influx of “ag-gag'” laws that would restrict undercover photographs and videos at factory farms. Thursday’s panel will focus on recent case law and legislation relating to the “inherently dangerous” status of certain dogs based solely on their breed label or appearance.

Media interested in attending should email mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.