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December 11, 2020 Program The Meat Industry’s Bestiality Problem

An essay co-written by Animal Law & Policy Program Visiting Fellow Jan Dutkiewicz and Gabriel Rosenberg about the meat industry's pushes for state-level exemptions from bestiality laws, and the sorts of politics and legal battles that happen around animal breeding and artificial insemination.

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November 07, 2020 Program World cannot meet toughest climate targets without eating less meat, study says

The research shows the world “needs to reduce food emissions strongly and rapidly”, says Dr Helen Harwatt, a senior research fellow at Chatham House and food and climate policy fellow at Harvard Law School, who was not involved in the study. She told The Independent: “This is especially relevant if we want to avoid going above 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming in the next decade or so."

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October 28, 2020 Program Exclusive: livestock ships twice as likely to be lost as cargo vessels

"It's time for an open and honest assessment of an industry that has caused one crisis after another," said Professor Kristen Stilt, Faculty Director of the the Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School.

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October 24, 2020 Program How can changing your food shop help biodiversity?

You’ve no doubt heard about how cattle farming and palm oil production have led to deforestation, resulting in damage to biodiversity. But if you want your food shop to have the least possible impact on species diversity, what should you do? Is it best to simply drop a handful of products from your shopping basket – and if so, which ones? Would eating a more varied diet help? Or, for those who can afford it, would only buying foods farmed in a particular way be most effective? We spoke to experts to find out…