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Animal Law Podcast #74: The Case of the Water-Guzzling Slaughterhouse

Mariann Sullivan 28 July 2021 17


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On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Cristina Stella, a managing attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about ALDF v Foster Poultry Farms, currently pending in Superior Court in Merced County, California. This fascinating case is rooted in a provision of the California state constitution governing water use. I have to say even I was shocked to find out the amount of water they use to slaughter chickens, particularly given the wasteful and hideous cruel methods used. It was also shocking to find out how, in these dire times of extreme drought, poor communities in California’s Central Valley are suffering in spite of state constitutional provisions designed to protect access to water.

As a managing attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Cristina Stella litigates on behalf of farmed, wild, and captive animals who are subjected to systemic cruelty and exploitation in commercial industries. Her cases primarily focus on increasing transparency in the industrial agriculture system and challenging industrial agricultural practices that harm animals, the environment, and public health. Cristina also teaches animal law as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Davis School of Law and is the co-author of the investigative report, America’s Secret Animal Drug Problem: How Lack of Transparency is Endangering Human Health and Animal Welfare.

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.

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Animal Law Podcast #73: The Case of the Missing Ice

Mariann Sullivan 30 June 2021

On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Emily Jeffers of the  Center for Biological Diversity about the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Center for Biological Diversity v Haaland, in which the court decided that the U.S. Fish and …continue

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