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Our Legal Advocacy Interns & Externs: In Their Own Words

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Each law school semester — spring, summer and fall — Animal Outlook’s Legal Advocacy Program hosts two to four law students as externs or interns to work with us using the legal system to fight the systemic injustices of factory farming.  Our interns and externs work under the direct supervision of our attorneys and play a vital role, contributing meaningful …

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Does The Law Protect Farmed Animals? 

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Cheryl Leahy, Legal Advocacy 2 Comments

I decided to go to law school because I wanted an end to animal exploitation, and I had the idealistic belief that law plays the unique role in our society of legitimizing moral progress. Historically, the role of law in the fight for the expansion of rights for mistreated individuals and groups has been crucial. Once a moral principle is …

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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

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After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …

COK’s Irina Anta Named Co-Chair of American Bar Association’s Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee

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From the courtrooms to the court of public opinion, Compassion Over Killing’s dedicated legal team tirelessly defends animals and strives for justice. Now, Irina Anta, COK Counsel, will be advocating for farmed animals in a new role in addition to her innovative work at COK. Irina has just been appointed as Co-Chair of the Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee of the …

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18 Ways Animal Outlook Changed the World for Animals in 2018

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Thanks to your unwavering support, we continue making the world a better place for animals. It has truly been a landmark year for Animal Outlook. With you at our side, our undercover investigations expose the truth, our legal team fights for justice, and our corporate campaigns change menus and minds. To wrap up 2018 and get inspired for the new …

UCLA Law Launches Innovative Programs Bridging Animal & Food Law

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UCLA School of Law is launching new initiatives to promote cutting-edge research in food law and animal law — and to build bridges between the two fields. The school’s Resnick Program on Food Law and Policy will create the Initiative on Animals in Our Food System, which will host a series of roundtables and symposia to examine issues at the …

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Class Action Settlement: U.S. Dairy Industry to Pay $52 Million in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

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Dairy Industry Pays $52M in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Settlement As Animal Outlook has exposed time and again, the dairy industry consistently shows utter disregard for animal welfare — from taking newborn calves away from their mothers to shipping “spent” cows off to slaughter. That’s hardly where the unethical behavior ends. According to a class action lawsuit filed in 2011, the industry’s …