August 26, 2023 Clinic Kanaloa Octopus Farm no longer operating out of Hawai‘i Ocean Science Technology Park
“We’re relieved that [Kanaloa Octopus Farms’] days of capturing and confining octopuses to barren touch tanks are through and hope this sends a clear message that cephalopod farms have no place in a society that respects animals,” said Rachel Mathews, Acting Clinic Director of Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic.
According to a statement from Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic, researchers there have confirmed that “Kanaloa Octopus Farm (KOF) is no longer operating at HOST Park, and the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) has chosen not to renew its rental agreement.”
Katherine Meyer, Director of Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Clinic, talks about a recent decision in a case handled by the clinic entitled New England Anti Vivisection Society (now known as Rise for Animals v Elizabeth Goldentyre).
When Congress established Point Reyes, it instructed the National Park Service to protect the elk in a "free and wild state" — because they were of "educational, scientific, and esthetic value to the people of the U.S.," noted the environmentalists’ initial lawsuit, which was filed against the National Park Service in 2021 by Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Clinic.