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Join Animal Law professor and longtime activist Mariann Sullivan as she unpacks the latest updates, cases, and news from the burgeoning world of animal law. Mariann will be joined by the leaders in the field, and will offer her own insightful (and sometimes biting) commentary. 912842


#48: Service, Assistance, and Companion Animals are in the House
May 29 • 49 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak to Abby Volin about how the issue of finding housing with pets is directly related to the complex legal issues surrounding both service and assistance animals (spoiler alert: they are not the same…
#47: The Case of the Not-So-Natural Choice
Apr 24 • 48 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak to Kelsey Eberly and David Muraskin about what the average consumer thinks when they see the words, “Natural Choice,” on a meat or poultry product and what the truth is about the products that carry that…
#46: The Case Against the USDA, Revisited
Mar 27 • 37 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I welcome back to the Animal Law Podcast regular guest Delci Winders, who will give us updates on some interesting Animal Welfare Act cases. The first case deals with the blackout on the USDA’s website regarding…
#45: The Case For Counting Our Chickens
Feb 27 • 45 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Christopher Berry of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about ALDF vs. The Food and Drug Administration, an unusual and years-long Freedom of Information Act case involving attempts to obtain information…
#44: The Cases That Saved the Sales Bans
Jan 30 • 47 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Jonathan Lovvorn, Chief Counsel and Senior VP for Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States. He tells us about some recent cases that attempted to invalidate statutory bans on the…
#43: The Case of the Meaning of “Meat”
Dec 26, 2018 • 52 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Amanda Howell, a Staff Attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about a lawsuit that was recently brought in federal court in Missouri seeking to invalidate, as unconstitutional, a law that prohibits…
#42: The Case of the Tormented Tigers
Nov 28, 2018 • 44 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I talk to Brittany Peet, the director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement at the PETA Foundation, about her efforts to use the Endangered Species Act to help some tiger cubs and other animals who have been…
#41: The Case of the Wall Against the Law
Oct 31, 2018 • 40 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I talk to Tony Eliseuson of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about the potential impact of the proposed and proceeding border wall between the United States and Mexico on many species of animals, including…
#40: The Case of Justice For Justice
Sep 27, 2018 • 47 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I’m so pleased to welcome back Matthew Liebman of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, who will be speaking with us about the case of JUSTICE, an American Quarter Horse, by and through his Guardian, Kim Mosiman,…
#39: The Case of the Harassed Horses
Aug 29, 2018 • 51 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I’m so pleased to welcome back environmental lawyer Bill Eubanks of Meyer, Glitzenstein & Eubanks, who will be speaking with us about wild horses. Specifically, he will be discussing plans currently underway at…
#38: The Case of the Missing Facebook Comments
Jul 24, 2018 • 41 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I’m so pleased to welcome back Gabriel Walters, Counsel and Manager of Legislative Affairs for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation, where he contributes to PETA’s efforts to pass…
#37: Justin Marceau on the Animal Welfare Act
Jun 27, 2018 • 45 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I’m bringing you something a little different. I speak with Justin Marceau not about a litigated case, but about the Animal Welfare Act and his recent Hastings Law Journal article, “How The Animal Welfare Act…
#36: The Case of the Antibiotics for Dinner
May 30, 2018 • 50 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Kim Richman of the Richman Law Group about several different cases he is working on that are all tied together by the theme of “truth in advertising.” We discuss what it means when animal agriculture…
#35: The Case of the “Harassed” Hunters
Apr 25, 2018 • 47 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann speaks with Sarah Hanneken, a litigation fellow at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about the case of Brown v. Kemp, which was recently brought in federal District Court in Wisconsin. The case, brought by a…
#34: The Case of the Legal Eagles
Mar 28, 2018 • 60 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann will be speaking with environmental lawyer Bill Eubanks of Meyer, Glizenstein & Eubanks about a case involving whether or not the National Environmental Policy Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection…
#33: Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program
Mar 1, 2018 • 49 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann will be speaking with three educators from Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program. Faculty Director Kristen Stilt, Executive Director Chris Green, and Policy Director Jonathan Lovvorn. They take Mariann on…
#32: The Case of the Enslaved Elephants
Jan 31, 2018 • 55 min
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, Mariann will be speaking once again with Steven Wise, who heads up the Nonhuman Rights Project, and who was last on the podcast on Episodes 1 and 2 to tell us about the litigation brought in New York State trying…
#31: The Case of the Languishing, Lonely Lolita
Dec 27, 2017 • 35 min
Welcome to the 31st episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined once again by Delcianna Winders, PETA’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement, to discuss PETA v Miami Seaquarium, which she just argued in the…
#30: The Case of the Missing Bus Ad
Nov 29, 2017 • 42 min
Welcome to the 30th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Matthew Strugar of the Law Office of Matthew Strugar, who returns to the Animal Law Podcast to discuss a suit recently filed on behalf of the White Coat Waste Project against the…
#29: The Battle Against Foie Gras, Part Two
Oct 25, 2017 • 42 min
Welcome to the 29th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Kelsey Eberly of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, who returns to the Animal Law Podcast to discuss the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Association des Éleveurs de Canards et D’oies…
#28: The Case Against Capturing Nemo
Sep 27, 2017 • 37 min
Welcome to the 28th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Laura Friend to discuss a recently decided case in which The Humane Society of the United States, along with the Conservation Council of Hawaii, the Center for Biological…
#27: Matthew Strugar and The Case Against Ag-Gag
Aug 23, 2017 • 55 min
Welcome to the 27th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Matthew Strugar, who tells us about a Federal judge’s decision to declare Utah’s ag-gag law unconstitutional. The Ag Gag Law was part of a movement among agricultural states to…
#26: Jonathan Lovvorn and the Case Against Factory Farm Air Pollution
Jul 26, 2017 • 46 min
Welcome to the 26th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Jonathan Lovvorn, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation at The Humane Society of the United States, where he has litigated extensively on behalf…
#25: Collette Adkins and A Case Against Trump
Jun 28, 2017 • 44 min
Welcome to the 25th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Collette Adkins, Senior Attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity in the Endangered Species Program, who focuses on combating exploitation and cruel treatment of rare…
#24: Jenni James and the Case of Bow-Hunting Cruelty
May 24, 2017 • 39 min
Welcome to the 24th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Jenni James, counsel for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation. Through lawsuits, support for new legislation, and other legal efforts, Jenni pushes…
#23: Gabriel Walters and the Case of the Secret Primates
Apr 26, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome to the 23rd episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Gabriel Walters, Counsel and Manager of Legislative Affairs for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation, where he contributes to PETA’s efforts to pass…
#22: Adam Milasincic, Matthew Liebman and the Case Against Landry’s
Mar 29, 2017 • 43 min
Welcome to the 22nd episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, Mariann is joined by Matthew Liebman, Director of Litigation at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Adam Milasincic, trial lawyer with the Houston firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi &…
#21: Delcianna J. Winders and the Case Against the USDA
Mar 1, 2017 • 42 min
Welcome to the 21st episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, Mariann is joined by Delcianna J. Winders, currently an Academic Fellow of the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program and a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit against the USDA. This Freedom of Information…
#20: James Whitlock and Douglas Ruley and the Cherokee Bear Zoo Case
Jan 25, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome to the 20th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, Mariann is joined by Jamie Whitlock and Doug Ruley, who focus on environmental law at Davis & Whitlock, P.C., in Asheville, North Carolina. Jamie has litigated numerous environmental and land…
#19: Bryan Pease and the Kapporot Case
Dec 28, 2016 • 39 min
Welcome to the 19th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, Mariann is joined by attorney Bryan Pease. Bryan’s law practice focuses on government transparency and freedom of speech and assembly, as well as the protection of animals, the environment, and…
#18: Ryan Shapiro, Jeffrey Light, and FOIA
Nov 30, 2016 • 74 min
Welcome to the 18th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, we are joined by Ryan Shapiro and Jeffrey Light. Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, as well as a Research Affiliate at Harvard University, and a leading expert on the Freedom of Information Act…
#17: Matthew Liebman on the Case Against the “Walmart of Antibodies”
Oct 26, 2016 • 44 min
Welcome to the 17th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, I am joined by Matthew Liebman, Chief Legal Counsel in the litigation program at the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Matthew has litigated cases including ALDF v. Otter, the first lawsuit to…
#16: Michael Jasny and A Case Against Sonar
Sep 28, 2016 • 55 min
Welcome to the 16th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, I am joined by Michael Jasny, Director of the Marine Mammal Protection Project at the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Michael is a leading expert in the law and policy of ocean noise…
#15: Enforcing the Animal Welfare Act with Delcianna Winders
Aug 31, 2016 • 38 min
Welcome to the 15th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today I am joined by Delcianna J. Winders, who is currently an Academic Fellow of the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program and who formerly headed up the PETA Foundation‘s Captive Animal Law…
#14: Supreme Court Holds Bestiality isn’t Really All That Illegal in Canada
Jul 27, 2016 • 51 min
We’re headed to Canada for Episode 14 of the Animal Law Podcast for a discussion of, yes, bestiality, and a rather surprising decision by the Canadian Supreme Court. I am joined by two superb Canadian animal law attorneys, Camille Labchuk, the executive…
#13 — Should U.S. Chimps Go to Sanctuary, or an English Zoo?
Jun 22, 2016 • 66 min
When I first heard that these chimps, who had been trapped in research facilities in the US for their whole lives, were not going to sanctuary, I was very disappointed. The sanctuary movement for chimpanzees has grown by leaps and bounds to accommodate…
#12: Why Grizzlies, Cougars and Bobcats Need a Good Lawyer, with Nick Arrivo
May 27, 2016 • 52 min
I am so excited about Episode #12 of the Animal Law Podcast! This episode features the the Humane Society of the United States’ Nick Arrivo, and he will be talking about his efforts to protect some iconic American predators, including Grizzly Bears,…
#11: Is That Puppy from A Puppy Mill? with Lindsay Larris
May 4, 2016 • 50 min
Episode #11 of the Animal Law Podcast has hit the airwaves! This episode features the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Lindsay Larris, who will tell us about the lawsuit, brought by a bunch of people who say they got bamboozled by Barkworks, a California pet…
#10 — Getting Animals Out of Roadside Zoos With Jessica Blome and Jeff Pierce
Mar 23, 2016 • 70 min
Episode #10 of the Animal Law Podcast is up, and it’s an important one! This episode features the Animal Legal Defense Fund‘s Jessica Blome, Senior Staff Attorney, and Jeff Pierce, Litigation Fellow, and they will be telling us about their recent victory…
#9 — Is Big Wind Bad for Birds? With Eric Glitzenstein
Feb 24, 2016 • 57 min
Great news! For Episode 9 of the Animal Law Podcast, I will be joined by the brilliant Eric Glitzenstein of Meyer, Glitzenstein and Eubanks in Washington, DC. Eric is a highly experienced environmental and animal attorney and what he has to say about the…
#8 — What’s Up with Birds and the Animal Welfare Act? With Bruce Wagman
Jan 27, 2016 • 56 min
I am delighted to be joined for Episode 8 of the Animal Law Podcast by long time animal rights lawyer and partner at Schiff Hardin, Bruce Wagman. Bruce will explain the completely crazy situation that has been created by the USDA’s refusal to write…
#7 — The Battle Against Foie Gras With Kelsey Eberly
Dec 23, 2015 • 50 min
Jasmin and I were just in France, and, though we had a wonderful time and piles of delicious vegan food, sadly, the foie gras was everywhere. It is, after all, Christmas, and apparently that’s considered the perfect season to eat the swollen, diseased…
#6 — Getting Chimps from Labs to Sanctuaries With Anna Frostic
Nov 25, 2015 • 59 min
I’m so excited about Episode #6 of the Animal Law Podcast! This episode features Anna Frostic, the Senior Attorney for Wildlife and Animal Research for the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Protection Litigation department, and she has an…
#5 — PETA v. Whole Foods with Jared Goodman
Oct 28, 2015 • 44 min
Here it is – Episode #5 of the Animal Law Podcast! This brand new episode features Jared Goodman, Director of Litigation for the PETA Foundation, whom I love chatting with, and not only because he is my former student (!). An even better reason is that he…
#4 — Pork Check-Off Litigation with Matt Penzer
Sep 23, 2015 • 71 min
It’s time for Episode 4 of the Animal Law Podcast, hosted by me — Mariann Sullivan! This brand new episode features Matt Penzer, who has been heading up the “check-off” litigation for HSUS. Matt will rip the lid off the machinations of the pork industry…
#3 — Ag Gag with Justin Marceau
Aug 26, 2015 • 54 min
We’re so excited about Episode 3 of the Animal Law Podcast! This brand new episode features Professor Justin Marceau, one of the lead counsel on the recent Ag Gag victory in Idaho. He’ll be filling us in on the details of that decision, in which Idaho’s…
Episode 2 — Follow-Up with Steve Wise (ALREADY?!)
Jul 31, 2015 • 23 min
As you are probably aware, a decision just came down in one of the Nonhuman Rights Project‘s groundbreaking lawsuits regarding chimpanzees being held captive in New York State. Since the Animal Law Podcast had interviewed Steven Wise for Episode 1…
The Animal Law Podcast is Here! Episode 1, Featuring Steve Wise
Jul 28, 2015 • 59 min
UPDATE — 7/31/15: As you are probably aware, a decision just came down in one of the Nonhuman Rights Project’s groundbreaking lawsuits regarding chimpanzees being held captive in New York State. Since the Animal Law Podcast had interviewed Steven Wise for…