We are hoping to have footage of an animal rights advocate explain the dairy and veal industries in the perspective of someone who genuinely cares about animal cruelty, and is committed to improving the lives of animals. We are hoping that these animal rights advocates could be used as narrators, or protagonists in our documentary, and could describe the veal process.
I’ve been studying dairy farms in Vermont, how important do you think the dairy industry is for the Vermont economy?
Do you think that the product of the dairy industry is worth the potential animal abuse?
For Lawyers: What legal action has been taken involving the veal industry? What action would you take?
What are solutions to the veal problem? Are there anyway farmers wouldn’t have to sell their calves? Is there a way that farms can be sustainable?
We would like to use the footage from interviews with major and local Dairy Producers, to have understanding on what role they play in the dairy, and veal industries. We are hoping that this interview could determine another protagonist character, or an antagonist in our story.
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Our Centre has conducted a series of online interviews with senior academics and lawyers working in animal rights and animal welfare law on the theme “Animal Rights Law: For or Against”. Our guests approach this theme from a range of different perspectives, and the interviews cover issues including
Paula Sparks is Chairperson of the UK Centre for Animal Law (A-Law). Paula has an interest in animal law and regularly lectures and writes on topics around animal law. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Winchester where she teaches animal law and policy. She was previous a barrister where she practiced civil law at Doughty Street Chambers.
Jonathan Lovvorn is a Lecturer in Law, Clinical Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and Faculty Co-Director of the Law, Ethics, & Animals Program at Yale Law School. Lovvorn’s teaching and scholarship focuses on the intersection of animal law, environmental law, and food policy, and the search for practical legal solutions that advance diverse public interest causes. Lovvorn also serves Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation for the Humane Society of the United States, and as a board member and/or legal advisor to other animal and environmental protection organisations.
Richard L. Cupp is John W. Wade Professor of Law at Caruso School of Law, Pepperdine University. He teaches Animal Law, Torts, Products Liability, and Remedies. He has written extensively about the legal and moral status of animals and has advised many organizations on these subjects, including the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology and Law, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
David Favre is Professor of Law & The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law at Michigan State University. He co-founded the Animal Legal Defense Fund in 1982 and has written several articles and books dealing with animal issues including such topics as animal cruelty, wildlife law, the use of animals for scientific research, and international control of animal trade. He teaches Property, International Environmental Law, Wildlife Law, and Animal Law.