March 23, 2021 Program Seaweed-Fed Cows Burp Less Planet-Warming Methane

In the end, giving cows seaweed in feedlots would only net an 8.8 percent total reduction in methane emissions, according to Jan Dutkiewicz, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Fellow.

March 20, 2021 Program Rights of Nature, Rights of Animals

Read an essay published by Professor Kristen Stilt, Faculty Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program in The Harvard Law Review (HLR), which published three commentaries on Animal Law in its online Forum. The HLR Forum is the companion to the print journal, hosting scholarly discussion of HLR print content and timely reactions to recent developments in the law.

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March 17, 2021 Program Want Carbon-Neutral Cows? Algae Isn’t the Answer

Recent headlines suggest that feeding seaweed to cattle could help reduce the methane in their burps. But the claims don’t hold up under scrutiny, say Visiting Fellow Jan Dutkiewicz and former fellow Matt Hayek.

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March 13, 2021 Program La Corte Constitucional decidirá si los animales son cosas o si tienen derechos

The Animal Law & Policy Program is working on a joint amicus brief with the Nonhuman Rights Project which will explore what rights may be available to nonhuman animals in Ecuador, including under the country's "Rights of Nature" constitutional provision.