Kim Butts

March 01, 2021Harvard Animal Law Week 2021

This year's 7th Annual Animal Law Week will feature daily webinars at 12-1pm EST from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5.

The seventh annual Harvard Animal Law Week will feature a series of Zoom webinars at 12-1pm EST from Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5.

Co-hosted by the Animal Law & Policy Program and the student Harvard Animal Law Society, all events are open to the general public as well as the Harvard community.

Animal Law Week 2021 kicks off on Monday, March 1 with Peter Brandt, Managing Attorney at HSUS, and visual artist Sue Coe who will talk about their respective careers and his new book Indefensible: Adventures of a Farm Animal Protection Lawyer for which Sue made the cover.

On Tuesday, March 2, Jessica Blome, Senior Associate Attorney at Greenfire Law, Santiago Guisasola, Research Associate at IAMECON, and Cassie King, Communications Lead for Having Kids will discuss “Rewilding as Animal (human and nonhuman) Liberation” in the context of Jessica’s pending climate policy case against the US government now on appeal in the Ninth Circuit.

A short film screening of AKASHINGA: The Brave Ones on Wednesday, March 3, will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director and producer Maria Wilhelm; Akashinger ranger, Nyaradzo Hoto; and Damien Mander, Founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.

On Thursday, March 4, Deborah  Berkowitz of the National Employment Law Project and former senior official at OSHA, will present “Back to the Jungle: The  Impact of Covid in Exposing Meat Industry Labor Conditions.”

Sanah Baig is the Chief of Staff at the Good Food Institute who recently served on the Biden-Harris USDA transition team and will round off the week on Friday, March 5 with “From Regulation to Reinvention: An Inside Look at the Evolving Politics of Meat.”

You can register here for all of the Animal Law Week events.