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Save the Date! 9 May 2014

The University of Washington Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is hosting its annual Animal Law CLE:

Animal Law in the Headlines: Recent Advocacy and Protection Movements
  • Where: William H. Gates Hall, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle
  • When: 9 May 2014, 9am-4:30pm
  • Cost: $25 for CLE Credit, Free to non-credit attendees
  • CLE credits (including ethics credits) are pending


The University of Washington School of Law SALDF chapter's 2014 Animal Law CLE is focused on the recent surge in awareness and support for animal advocacy issues. As society progresses, the ethical treatment of animals comes more to the forefront of our minds, as evidenced by popular documentaries, court cases, and state protection laws addressing animals in captivity and the wild.

Please join us for an exciting and thoughtful interdisciplinary event that is both practical and forward-thinking.

Presentations Include:
  • Lisa Kane and Mary Sebek will speak on the issue of elephants in captivity in general, as well as their legal efforts to have the Woodland Park Zoo elephants removed to sanctuary.
  • Dr. Michelle McClure of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration speaks on the meaning of “best available science” under the Endangered Species Act, and the use of science in animal litigation.
  • Kara Main-Hester of the Seattle Animal Shelter will discuss issues surrounding interstate transport of animals by rescue groups, much of which happens under the radar and is often unregulated.
  • Chris Green of the Animal Legal Defense Fund will speak about recent litigation to fight state “Ag Gag” laws, which criminalize undercover investigation of farming abuses.

Annual Pet Photo Contest

2014 Winners

The winners are Pickles and Remi, belonging to Aejung Yoon.

Thank you all for your participation in our contest this year!

We are pleased to announce that we raised $153.50 for Pigs Peace Sanctuary, a non-profit organization providing a safe haven of love for pigs and their friends.

Thank you again! And thank your wonderful pets!