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Buzzkill: How The Epa’S Inaction Is Killing America’S Bees, Kelsey Ott 2015 College of William & Mary Law School

Buzzkill: How The Epa’S Inaction Is Killing America’S Bees, Kelsey Ott

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Roundtable On Environmentalism And Animal Advocacy, Gina Warren 2015 Texas A&M University School of Law

Roundtable On Environmentalism And Animal Advocacy, Gina Warren

Gina Warren

No abstract provided.


Foie Gras Is A Product Of Cruelty, Bruce Friedrich 2015 The Good Food Institute & New Crop Capital

Foie Gras Is A Product Of Cruelty, Bruce Friedrich

Bruce Friedrich

No abstract provided.


The Touch Of Nature Has Made The Whole World Kin: Interspecies Kin Selection In The Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora, Laura E. Jenkins 2015 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The Touch Of Nature Has Made The Whole World Kin: Interspecies Kin Selection In The Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora, Laura E. Jenkins

Honors Theses

The unequal distribution of legal protections on endangered species has been attributed to the “charisma” and “cuteness” of protected species. However, the theory of kin selection, which predicts the genetic relationship between organisms is proportional to the amount of cooperation between them, offers an evolutionary explanation for this phenomenon.

In this thesis, it was hypothesized if the unequal distribution of legal protections on endangered species is a result of kin selection, then the genetic similarity between a species and Homo sapiens is proportional to the legal protections on that species. This hypothesis was tested by analyzing the taxonomic classifications of ...


The Harm Principle At Play: How The Animal Welfare Act Fails To Protect Animals Adequately, Proshanti Banerjee 2015 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

The Harm Principle At Play: How The Animal Welfare Act Fails To Protect Animals Adequately, Proshanti Banerjee

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

No abstract provided.


Decoding "Never Again", Sherry F. Colb 2015 Cornell Law School

Decoding "Never Again", Sherry F. Colb

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

This article, Decoding “Never Again,” narrates its author’s experience as a child of two Holocaust survivors, one of whom participated in rescuing thousands of his fellow Jews during the war. Colb meditates on this legacy and concludes that her understanding of it has played an important role in inspiring her scholarship about (and ethical commitment to) animal rights. She examines and analyzes the ways in which analogies between the Holocaust and anything else can trigger people’s anger and offense, and she then draws a distinction between occasions when offense is an appropriate response to such analogies and when ...


Going The Way Of The Dodo: De-Extinction, Dualisms, And Reframing Conservation, Alejandro E. Camacho 2015 University of California, Irvine School of Law

Going The Way Of The Dodo: De-Extinction, Dualisms, And Reframing Conservation, Alejandro E. Camacho

Washington University Law Review

De-extinction, a suite of selective breeding or biotechnological processes for reviving and releasing into the environment members or facsimiles of an extinct species, has been the subject of a recent surge of analysis in popular, scientific, and legal literature. Yet de-extinction raises more fundamental questions about the relationship between humans and nature and about the more and less useful ways that the law serves to navigate that relationship. Unfortunately, the endangered species, invasive species, and public land management laws likely to govern the revival and introduction of de-extinct species largely remain premised on an understanding of nature as static and ...


Precipice Regulations And Perverse Incentives: Comparing Historic Preservation Designation And Endangered Species Listing, J. Peter Byrne 2015 Georgetown University Law Center

Precipice Regulations And Perverse Incentives: Comparing Historic Preservation Designation And Endangered Species Listing, J. Peter Byrne

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The insight upon which this article is built is that the common structures of these two legal regimes create incentives toward destroying the resources they seek to protect. The shift from legal freedom to exploit resources to strict limitation on property modification and the lengthy and public process to designate or list specific resources for protection provide the motive and the opportunity to legally frustrate the application of the statutes. This article seeks to understand how these perverse incentives are created and how they can be lessened. The procedural and substantive provisions of both legal regimes have evolved to reduce ...


Taking A Bite Out Of Forensic Science: The Misuse Of Accelerant-Detecting Dogs In Arson Cases, 48 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1149 (2015), Andrew Scott 2015 John Marshall Law School

Taking A Bite Out Of Forensic Science: The Misuse Of Accelerant-Detecting Dogs In Arson Cases, 48 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1149 (2015), Andrew Scott

The John Marshall Law Review

This Comment identifies the proper uses of canine handler teams in arson investigations and trials. Part II discusses the origins of forensic science in criminal trials, the use of expert witnesses in the courtroom, the history and role of forensic science and canine handler teams in arson cases, and the problem of “junk science.” Part III analyzes the pros and cons of using canine handler teams in arson investigations and the dilemma courts face when confronted with unconfirmed canine alerts. Part IV resolves the issue of using canine handler teams in arson investigations. First, it advocates for their continued use ...


Environmental Law And International Trade: Public Morality As A Tool For Advancing Animal Rights, Chad McGuire 2014 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Environmental Law And International Trade: Public Morality As A Tool For Advancing Animal Rights, Chad Mcguire

Chad J McGuire

This book, edited by Prof. Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law, seeks to fill the gap between the complex legal issues that matter most to the environmental law and animal law movements. Environmental law, with its intricate layers of international, federal, state, and local laws, has a longer history and is more established than its animal law counterpart. Yet, animal law faces many of the same legal and strategic challenges that environmental law faced in seeking to establish a more secure foothold in the United States and abroad. As such, animal law stands to gain ...


Environmental Law And International Trade: Public Morality As A Tool For Advancing Animal Rights, Chad J. McGuire 2014 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Environmental Law And International Trade: Public Morality As A Tool For Advancing Animal Rights, Chad J. Mcguire

Chad J McGuire

This chapter analyzes the use of public morality as a defense to inter- national obligations. It considers whether and under what circumstances a nation is required to adhere to international agreements when those agree- ments involve morally questionable practices against animals. A case study of the current World Trade Organization (WTO) complaint by Canada and certain Scandinavian countries against the European Union’s (EU’s) import ban of certain seal products is examined to illustrate this inquiry. 


The Death Of The Duty To Apply: Limitations To Cafo Oversight Following Waterkeeper & National Pork Producers, William M. McLaren 2014 Lewis & Clark Law School

The Death Of The Duty To Apply: Limitations To Cafo Oversight Following Waterkeeper & National Pork Producers, William M. Mclaren

Will McLaren

Should regulators have an affirmative burden to show industrial livestock facilities are polluting before imposing permit requirements, or should facility owners have a duty to apply for permits? This article analyzes that question in the context of water quality permitting and the concentrated livestock industry, with an emphasis on permitting regimes under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have, in the past decade, received a decisive answer to the above inquiry. In Waterkeeper Alliance v. EPA and National Pork Producers v. EPA, two federal appellate courts determined that CAFOs have no duty to apply for a ...


Who’S Afraid Of The Big Bad Half-Wolf? A Paper Examining The Question Of How States Should Regulate Wolf-Hybrids., George R. Holton 2014 The George Washington University Law School

Who’S Afraid Of The Big Bad Half-Wolf? A Paper Examining The Question Of How States Should Regulate Wolf-Hybrids., George R. Holton

George R Holton

In recent years there have been two growing trends. First, the trend of municipalities banning the ownership of a variety of dog breeds, particularly the dogs commonly referred to as “pit bulls”. There is also a growing trend in the ownership of what are called “wolf-hybrids”, animals that are bred by mixing wild wolves with domesticated dogs. As this ownership has continued to grow, municipalities are searching for ways to control what many see as ownership of animals they consider to be wild. This raises several questions. First, what exactly makes a hybrid animal a hybrid animal? Second, what biological ...


Landmark Ruling On Whaling From The International Court Of Justice, Mark P. Simmonds 2014 Animal Studies Repository

Landmark Ruling On Whaling From The International Court Of Justice, Mark P. Simmonds

Mark P. Simmonds, O.B.E.

On 31 March 2014, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Japan’s whaling activities in Antarctica did not comply with Article VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW), which permits whaling for scientific purposes. Copious and confusing media commentary followed the decision. This included seemingly conflicting reports from within Japan, which initially indicated whole-hearted compliance with the ruling, which required this whaling to cease, but later suggested that implementation by Japan might be limited to a brief halt followed by a launch of a new Antarctic ‘research’ programme including lethal take.


The Effectiveness Of The Endangered Species Act: A Quantitative Analysis, Martin Taylor, Kieran Suckling, Jeffrey Rachlinski 2014 National Parks Association of Queensland

The Effectiveness Of The Endangered Species Act: A Quantitative Analysis, Martin Taylor, Kieran Suckling, Jeffrey Rachlinski

Jeffrey J Rachlinski

Population trends for 1095 species listed as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act were correlated with the length of time the species were listed and the presence or absence of critical habitat and recovery plans. Species with critical habitat for two or more years were more than twice as likely to have an improving population trend in the late 1990s, and less than half as likely to be declining in the early 1990s, as species without. Species with dedicated recovery plans for two or more years were significantly more likely to be improving and less likely to be ...


Environment - Endangered Species - Extraterritorial Application Of The Endangered Species Act Of 1973. Defenders Of Wildlife V. Lujan, 911 F.2d 117 (8th Cir. 1990), Cert. Granted, Lujan V. Defenders Of Wildlife, 111 S. Ct. 2008 (1991)., Jeffery P. Robbins 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Environment - Endangered Species - Extraterritorial Application Of The Endangered Species Act Of 1973. Defenders Of Wildlife V. Lujan, 911 F.2d 117 (8th Cir. 1990), Cert. Granted, Lujan V. Defenders Of Wildlife, 111 S. Ct. 2008 (1991)., Jeffery P. Robbins

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Whale For Sale?: New Developments In The Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora, Kevin Eldridge 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Whale For Sale?: New Developments In The Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora, Kevin Eldridge

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Solution Or Stumbling Block?: Biological Engineering And The Modern Extinction Crisis, Caroline P. Rogers 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Solution Or Stumbling Block?: Biological Engineering And The Modern Extinction Crisis, Caroline P. Rogers

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Losing The Elephant Wars: Cites And The "Ivory Ban", Scott Hitch 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Losing The Elephant Wars: Cites And The "Ivory Ban", Scott Hitch

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Ag-Gag Laws: A Shift In The Wrong Direction For Animal Welfare On Farms, Larissa Wilson 2014 Golden Gate University School of Law

Ag-Gag Laws: A Shift In The Wrong Direction For Animal Welfare On Farms, Larissa Wilson

Golden Gate University Law Review

This Comment argues that ag-gag laws are roadblocks to the creation, enforcement, and expansion of animal cruelty laws. Part I provides background on the development of farming, current farming conditions, and the implications of farm conditions for consumers. It also gives a brief history of undercover investigative reporting and the ag-gag laws that have followed. Part II explains how ag-gag laws prevent the creation of effective animal welfare statutes by limiting the public awareness that leads directly to the establishment of new anti-cruelty measures. Part III explains that ag-gag legislation obstructs the enforcement of animal welfare statutes because these measures ...


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