October 19, 2020World Farmed Animal Day 2020

Animal Law & Policy Clinic's Director Katherine Meyer shares the litigation she has been involved in to protect farmed animals

On World Farm Animal Day (October 2), Harvard’s very own Katherine Meyer, presented some of the litigation she has been involved with that has aimed to protect farmed animals.

From challenging practices at confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, and fighting for substantive protections for poultry and other animals Kathy has been involved in several legal battles on behalf of farmed animals.

As Director of Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Professor Meyer leads students in important legal advocacy on behalf of farmed animals.

You can watch a recording of the webinar on YouTube with optional closed captions.

Each year, an estimated 70 billion animals are farmed for food worldwide every year, the majority in factory farms. And the numbers keep rising. Countless aquatic animals also are caught and killed by vast trawler nets.

World Animal Day is celebrated every year on 4 October on the feast day of Francis of Assisi the patron saint of animals, to educate humans about how their actions impact animals and to create awareness about the protection of animals.

Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals, or World Farm Animals Day, on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday) has offered people an additional opportunity to talk about the lives and treatment of animals farmed for food.