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For Immediate Release, May 5, 2021
Partial inspections violate the Animal Welfare Act, argues Katherine Meyer, director of Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic, which discovered the change after student Brett Richey combed through more than 1000 pages of internal USDA documents.
More than two dozen leading scientists and law professors led by Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program and the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned President Joe Biden today to immediately rescind key policies that restrict the government’s consideration of harms from greenhouse gas emissions on animals such as the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act.
Polar Bear Memorandum, Others Direct No Consideration of Climate Harms
Katherine Meyer, Director of our Animal Law & Policy Clinic will moderate “Litigating for Animals in a Climate Crisis", and Kate Barnekow, our Clinical Fellow, will moderate “Legislative and Regulatory Updates.”