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Laws protecting animals. Do they really even exist?

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Hindy Pearson

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There’s no shortage of animal cruelty stories that end with the abuser walking free, free to abuse another day.

The question we should all be asking is, why? Are there too few animal protection laws? Are the ones we have woefully inadequate, or just not enforced? Do prosecutors, and those in the justice system, lack the special skills and /or experience needed to successfully prosecute abuse cases? Or is it simply because we see animals as property, and you can’t inflict pain or suffering on a piece of property?

Here to answer these questions, and tell us about the work being done in the legal arena on behalf of animals, is Joyce Tischler, one of the co-founders of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Please listen to the show and hear about their successes, and groundbreaking work in the field of animal law, and protection. Visit aldf.org for more information.