Prof. David Cassuto on Supreme Court decision in National Meat Assoc. v. Harris

Pace Law School Professor David Cassuto, an expert on animal law and ethics, is available to speak to the press about the Supreme Court decision in National Meat Association v. Harris.

 About Prof. Cassuto:

  • Teaches Animal Law at Pace Law School
  • Co-editor of Animal Law and the Courts (Thomson West Press, 2008)
  • Founder and principal contributor to the Animal Blawg, focusing on animal law and ethics
  • A member of the editorial board of the Journal of Animal Law, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal
  • Vice-chair of the ABA-TIPS Animal Law Committee
  • Board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • A member of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ Animal Law section
  • Serves as Judge at the National Animal Advocacy Moot Court Competition held annually at Harvard Law School

Professor Cassuto on the Supreme Court decision:

“The Court’s decision that the National Meat Inspection Act preempts California’s law requiring the euthanization of downed animals symptomizes the systemic legal conflation of “meat” and “animals.” Until the law recognizes that a live animal and a dead animal are two distinct legal entities, protecting the former from the brutalization of factory-farming will remain all but impossible.”


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