Examining the Legal Protection of Animals Used in Entertainment

The October 17, 2012 daylong event will feature panels on the legal protections accorded to animals used for entertainment purposes, including movies, television, zoos, circuses and racing. These areas will be examined through a filter of ethical responsibilities involved in using animals for entertainment, legal liability for the misuse of animals, the history of the field of animal law in entertainment and what happens to animals after they "retire."

Luncheon Speaker

Gary Francione will deliver the luncheon presentation, “Animals as Property: The Challenges of Animal Law.” Mr. Francione is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. He is one of the most well-known figures in the modern animal rights movement. He is the author of six books, most recently The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?

Panel Topics