Every year, the field of animal law is evolving as the movement struggles to make headway in a world where animals are rarely viewed as more than commodity or property. Tracking this evolution, the Lewis & Clark Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and National Center for Animal Law will be hosting the 14th Annual Animal Law Conference October 13th-14th at Lewis and Clark Law school in Portland, Oregon.
This year’s conference is entitled “Market Revolution: Recognizing Animals’ Intrinsic Values” and includes such speakers as Keynote speaker Jim Mason, Jonathan Lovvorn of the Humane Society of the United States, Sara Amundson of Doris Day Animal League and Nicole Paquette of Animal Protection Institute.
Topics covered at the conference will range from a panel discussing “Legal Developments for Animals and their Rescuers in Disasters” to a panel addressing “Animals in Research: Pet Cloning, Patents, and Bioethics.” The conference is free to students and $50 for activists and other interested people. There is still plenty of time to register so take a look at the conference website for more info about the schedule and panels.