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The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming

DePaul Center for Animal Law

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Attorney with CLE Credit Ended $85.00 $0.00
Attorney without CLE Credit Ended $45.00 $0.00
General Admission Ended $30.00 $0.00
Non-DePaul Students Ended $10.00 $0.00
DePaul Faculty, Staff, Students Ended Free $0.00

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Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming


OVERALL DESCRIPTION:

The legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding animals in contemporary food production and distribution are the focus of this year’s Center for Animal Law’s annual fall symposium. Over the past several years this topic has received significant attention because of books such as “Fast Food Nation” and “Eating Animals,” documentaries like “Food, Inc.” and “Forks Over Knives,” and the release of undercover footage depicting modern slaughterhouse conditions. At the same time, consumer interest about where food comes from and the value of organic eating and non-meat diets is at an all-time high.


Up to 7 hours of CLE credit are available for attorneys.


PANELS:


8:30-10:00- The Raising and Slaughtering of Farm Animals


This panel will examine the lives of animals on farms and in slaughterhouses, the conditions under which they live and the laws that regulate their caretaking.

Speakers include:

 

 10:15-11:45- Ag-Gag Laws, Undercover Investigations and Exposing Animal Cruelty


This panel will focus on the criminalizing of undercover video and whistleblowing on farms and associated First Amendment issues.

Speakers include:

12:00-1:00- Vegan Lunch with luncheon speaker Gary Francione


During a vegan lunch, our luncheon speaker Gary Francione will give his insights into the entire area of animal law. On staff at Rutgers School of Law, Mr. Francione is considered one of the leading scholars in field. Some of his publications include The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (2010); Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation (2008); Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement (1996); and Vivisection and Dissection in the Classroom: A Guide to Conscientious Objection (with Anna E. Charlton) (1992).


01:15-02:45- Food Labeling: What Labels Actually Mean for Consumers and Animals

 

This panel will provides insight into what words like cage free, free range, natural and organic mean in the food-packaging lexicon, in addition to exploring rising concerns surrounding genetically modified organisms.

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03:00-04:30- Prohibition vs. Regulation: Are Incremental Steps Enough?

 

This panel will consider whether the only way to ensure the safety of animals is through complete banning of their use as food, or if gradual steps can be satisfactory.

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04:30-05:30- Cocktail Reception


For more information, visit the Symposium website.

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When & Where


DePaul Center Room 8005
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)


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DePaul Center for Animal Law

Characterized by academic rigor and community outreach, the DePaul Center for Animal Law examines local, state, federal and international policy relating to the rights and welfare of animals, including animal cruelty, factory farming, animal experimentation, animals in entertainment and tort valuation of animals.

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