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The Federal Program to Deregulate Slaughterhouses and Its Effects on Animals, Workers, & Consumers


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: October 26, 2020
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Agenda

  • Identify issues associated with industrial agriculture (animal welfare, environment, worker safety, consumer health)
  • Discuss the current legal climate involving deregulation and high-speed slaughter at plants
  • Discuss legislative strategies to address issues involving deregulation and high-speed slaughter at plants
  • Identify ways that attorneys can help address these issues
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Recorded: October 26, 2020

Description

Attendees will hear from attorneys versed in farmed animal welfare law and policy. The Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee recognizes a void in the CLE community for attorneys interested in farmed animal welfare and individuals interested in legal issues relating to agriculture and human health.

This program will provide viewers with an inside look into an important issue that affects all Americans and the legal and legislative actions being taken to address one of the greatest threats today.

This program was recorded on October 26th, 2020.

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American Bar Association

Panelists

Irina Anta

General Counsel
Animal Outlook

As a Counsel at Compassion Over Killing (COK), Irina Anta works to protect farmed animals through litigation and undercover investigations. A lifetime lover of animals, she became particularly passionate about farmed animal issues in law school after watching documentaries about industrial agriculture. She interned at Compassion Over Killing the summer after her first year and joined the COK legal team in 2016. She has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.

Alex Cerussi

Outreach Manager, Legislative Engagement
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Alex Cerussi is Outreach Manager for the Legislative Engagement team of the Government Relations Department. Alex focuses on advocate engagement and relationship development through grassroots work. She joined the ASPCA in March of 2019. Prior to joining the ASPCA, Alex worked as an attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where she practiced consumer protection law as it related to animal agriculture and the environment.

Following her graduation from law school, Alex worked for a law firm practicing commercial insurance litigation and as Field Organizer for a local political campaign. Alex currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Animals in Agriculture Subcommittee of the American Bar Association (ABA), Young Lawyer Representative of the Animal Law Committee, and as Program Chair of the Animal Law Committee.

Alex earned her B.A. in Political Science and French from Elon University in 2013, and her law degree from Catholic University in 2017, where she focused her studies on animal welfare law and policy. Alex interned and clerked with a variety of animal welfare organizations, environmental non-for-profits, and federal agencies throughout law school. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her terrier mix, Piper.

Delcianna J. Winders

Assistant Clinical Professor & Director, Animal Law Litigation Clinic & Center for Animal Law Studie
Lewis & Clark Law School

Delcianna (Delci) Winders is a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she directs the Animal Law Litigation Clinic (ALLC)—the nation’s only clinic focused exclusively on animal law litigation.

Professor Winders’ animal law and administrative law scholarship has appeared in the Denver Law Review, Florida State Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, NYU Law Review, and Animal Law Review. She has also published extensively in the popular press, including The Hill, National Geographic, Newsweek, New York Daily News, Salon, and U.S.A. Today.

Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Winders was vice president and deputy general counsel for the PETA Foundation, the first academic fellow of the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program, and a visiting scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Winders received her BA in Legal Studies with highest honors from the University California at Santa Cruz, and her JD from NYU School of Law.

Following law school, Winders clerked for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced animal law in a variety of settings. She has also taught animal law at Tulane University School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Winders has been interviewed by numerous major news outlets, gives frequent presentations, and was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine as one of “Six Women Who Dare.”

Ingrid Seggerman

Director of Regulatory Policy
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Ingrid Seggerman is the Director of Regulatory Policy at the ASPCA.


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