June 28, 2021 Clinic Seeks Emergency Relief for Tule Elk as Case Heads to Federal Court

The motion follows a lawsuit that the Harvard Law Clinic filed against the National Park Service on Tuesday

June 22, 2021 Clinic Sues National Park Service Over Failure to Protect Tule Elk

“The National Park Service has a responsibility to protect and preserve these beautiful animals. The idea that depriving them of food and water somehow fulfills that responsibility isn’t just absurd, it’s undeniably inhumane,” said Kate Barnekow, of Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic.

June 03, 2021 Federal Appeals Court Reverses Failure to Protect Pacific Walrus

Breaking: Clinic amicus brief quoted by judge who today ruled that the Trump administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service improperly denied Endangered Species Act protections to the Pacific walrus.

May 26, 2021 Octopuses Not Recognized As Animals According To Welfare Act Dictating Lab Treatment

“Under existing law, cephalopods are not required to be provided with “the appropriate use of tranquilizers, analgesics, anesthetics, paralytics and euthanasia” or “appropriate pre-surgical and post-surgical veterinary medical and nursing care,” wrote clinical fellow Kate Barnekow of the Animal Law & Policy Program.