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Marine Capt. Jamisen Fox plays with his 4-month-old Turkish sheepdog named Kirby on Saturday at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. Kirby is one from a litter of 7 puppies that were transported from Iraq to the society where they were housed and cared for, including medical attention, for about a month until their Marine owners returned from deployment in Iraq on Saturday morning. Fox said the parents of the puppies were stray dogs hanging around their camp in Iraq and the Marines started feeding them. They then became camp watchdogs and when they had a litter of puppies the Marines adopted the puppies and sent them home to America.
Mac Danzig, for those of you unfamiliar with his work, is a Mixed Martial Arts King of the Cage Champion and the winner of Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter 6. I’m not going to go into the detail about what these achievements mean, as the key point here should be evident from the titles themselves, Mr. Danzig is a serious badass.
Mac Danzig also happens to be an outspoken animal rights activist, who speaks up about the health benefits and the ethics of a vegan diet at pretty much every opportunity he gets. Mac’s Spike TV victory means that he’s going to be debuting on the big stage at the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
As Mac recently said in an interview, “Since I can remember, I’ve always had a profound respect and interest in nature and animals. I guess it’s just in my blood. I grew up poor by American standards and was raised to eat whatever we could afford. I remember being 13 and seeing a truck on the interstate filled with pigs all headed to the slaughterhouse. One of them made eye contact with me for a while. It was one of the saddest moments I can remember. There was so much intelligence and spirit in him, and here he was, being sent to an awful death.
It wasn’t until I was 20 and I got a job working at an animal sanctuary in Pennsylvania called Ooh-Mah-Nee Farm, that I was able to meet people who were vegan and realize how strongly some people felt about it and how many healthy alternatives to animal products there were.
I experimented with a vegan diet for about a year, but once I started training full-time for fighting, I believed what certain people said and started eating chicken again because I thought that I had to have some kind of animal protein in order to be a successful athlete. It was crazy because my diet was still pretty much vegan, except for chicken about three times a week. It never sat right with me. I would still go through spells where I just couldn’t eat it, and about 2 years ago, I read a Mike Mahler article on an animal rights Web site where he explained his vegan diet for training in detail. After reading that I said, I can do it too. So about two years ago, I started a 100 percent vegan again for life and I’ve never looked back. I feel great.”
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Harvard Law School New Course in Animal Rights Law
Harvard Law School Offers Course On Animal Rights Law For The First Time In Its History
Harvard Law School began offering the course, Animal Rights Law, during the spring 2000 semester. This is the first time in the history of the School that it has offered a course in this emerging legal specialization. Harvard Law School was established in 1817.
Alan Ray, Harvard Law Schoolâ€™s assistant dean for academic affairs, defended the course by saying, “It took a 13th Amendment to the Constitution for us to outlaw slavery at a time when people were treated as property because of the color of their skin. There are occasions in the law for taking a very fundamental look at the treatment of other living things.”
“We are very pleased to introduce Animal Rights Law to our curriculum,” says Ray. “Many of our students can expect to face an animal law issue at some point in their careers, especially those specializing in patent and intellectual property law, international trade, land use or environmental law, criminal prosecution or defense, or constitutional law. The recent expansion of experimental animal cloning is just one example in the intellectual property context where animal law issues have arisen.”
The course is taught by Lecturer Steven M. Wise, a lawyer in private practice in the Boston area, who is the author of the book, Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals (Perseus Books, 2000).
According to the course description, written by Lecturer Wise, students “learn that nonhuman animals are not legal persons and have no legal rights. They do have a small number of legal protections. We will review some of these protections and delve into the difficulties of attaining standing to litigate in the interests of nonhuman animals. However, for the last 25 years, demands that at least some other animals be given at least some fundamental legal rights have been rising.
“We discuss the sources and characteristics of fundamental rights, why humans are entitled to them, why nonhuman animals have been denied them, whether legal rights should be limited to humans and, if not, what nonhuman animals should be entitled to them under the common law, and to which legal rights they should be entitled. Finally, we examine in detail the arguments for and against the entitlement of chimpanzees and bonobos to the common law rights to bodily integrity and bodily liberty.”
Wise’s law practice since the mid-1980s has focused almost entirely on animal-related litigation. He has litigated animal law cases in state and federal courts at both trial and appellate level around the United States. The author of many law review articles on the subject and past President of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Wise is recognized nationally as a leading figure in the animal rights movement. He has taught animal law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vermont Law School since 1990, and at John Marshall Law School since 1999. Wise received his law degree in 1976 from Boston University School of Law.
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With more than 150 faculty members, 1,800 full-time students, 17 distinct research programs, and a curriculum of 268 different courses and seminars, Harvard Law School is the world’s premier center for legal education and research.
The School provides comprehensive and enlightened training to prepare its graduates for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to many of the world’s complex legal and social challenges.
Our students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world. Most are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science).
This year  we embarked on a major structural change to our first-year program, which allowed us to dramatically reduce the size of our 1L sections without shrinking the size of our diverse and dynamic student body. The ultimate aspiration of our new, smaller sections is to have them exist as distinct Law Colleges within the School. So far, these changes have been met with widespread enthusiasm.
Students can choose among numerous extracurricular activities, including more than 80 student organizations — for example, the Legal Aid Bureau, the International Law Society, the Battered Women’s Advocacy Project, and the Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law — and 12 student-edited law journals, including the Harvard Law Review and Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Intramural sports, dramatic productions, and two dozen special interest and ethnic groups provide social and cultural activities for law students.
A few years ago we completed a $35 million renovation of the Harvard Law Library, the largest academic law library in the world. Its collections, numbering nearly two million volumes, support the teaching and research activities of the School and serve as a resource for legal scholars throughout the world.
In addition to its superb faculty and students, much of the School’s day-to-day operations are dependent on a highly professional group of staff and administrators who manage and support activities such as campus facilities, information technology, student services and publications, faculty services, and institutional advancement.
The School’s more than 30,000 living alumni are leaders in all fields of human endeavor. The life of the Law School and the entire Harvard Law community is showcased in the Harvard Law Bulletin alumni magazine.
Harvard Law School’s outstanding faculty and extraordinarily gifted students and alumni, its size and prodigious resources, and its location at the heart of Harvard University contribute to its leadership role in American and international legal education.
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Television Personality Bob Barker Donated $1 Million to the UCLA School of Law to Create the Bob Barker Endowment Fund for the Study of Animal Rights Law
November 4, 2004 – Los Angeles – Television personality Bob Barker donated $1 million to the UCLA School of Law to create the Bob Barker Endowment Fund for the Study of Animal Rights Law.
The UCLA endowment fund will support teaching, research, seminars and lectures at the law school in the emerging field of animal rights law.
“Animal exploitation happens throughout this country and elsewhere,” Barker said. “Animals need all the protection we can give them. We intend to introduce a growing number of law students to this area of the law in hopes that they will ultimately lead a national effort to make it illegal to brutalize and exploit these helpless creatures.”
UCLA law professor Taimie Bryant, an expert in the field of animal rights law who will spearhead the UCLA School of Law effort and who teaches a course in animal law, will focus her scholarship on the theoretical issues of conceptualizing these rights and on legislative and other legal regulation of humane treatment of animals.
While this area is a growing practice field in the legal community, it is not highly developed in terms of theory, said Michael H. Schill, dean of the UCLA School of Law.
“The generous gift from Mr. Barker will enable the UCLA School of Law to conduct research in the area of animal law from multiple perspectives,” Schill said. “It also will allow us to support the activities of our students who are interested in the area.”
Barker, an ardent animal rights advocate of long standing, created the DJ&T Foundation in 1995 with the goal of helping solve the tragic problem of animal overpopulation. The nonprofit foundation is devoted to the support of low-cost spay and neuter clinics and voucher programs. The television host, who ends every “Price Is Right” show with an appeal to viewers to spay or neuter their pets, felt compelled to do more to address the problems faced by animals.
A similar foundation previously established at Harvard Law School has already had an impact on the field of animal rights law nationally.
UCLA School of Law, which has a tradition of innovation, is the youngest major law school in the nation. Founded in 1949, the school is a leader in interdisciplinary research and training. UCLA also is at the forefront of efforts to link research to its effects on society and the legal profession.
California’s largest university, UCLA enrolls approximately 38,000 students per year and offers degrees from the UCLA College and 11 professional schools in dozens of varied disciplines. UCLA consistently ranks among the top five universities and colleges nationwide in total research-and-development spending and receives more than $750 million a year in research contracts and federal and state grants. For every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA, the university generates almost $9 in economic activity, resulting in an annual $6 billion economic impact on the Greater Los Angeles region. The university’s health care network treats 450,000 patients per year. UCLA employs more than 27,000 faculty and staff, and is home to five Nobel Prize recipients.
Founded in 1949, the UCLA School of Law is the youngest major law school in the nation, and has established a tradition of innovation in its approach to teaching, research and scholarship. With approximately 70 faculty and 970 students, the school pioneered clinical teaching, is a leader in interdisciplinary research and training, and is at the forefront of efforts to link research to its effects on society and the legal profession. For more information, please contact Anne Greco at (310)_ 206-2221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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