The National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) is providing an online webinar titled, "Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Regulating Living Space." The webinar will be held May 10, from 12-1 p.m. EST. The webinar is the first in a series of NALC outreach activities focused on legal issues in animal agriculture. NALC Staff Attorney Elizabeth Rumley will be the presenter.
This presentation is designed to be useful to anyone -- attorneys, lobbyists, federal and state policymakers, Extension personnel, producers, and others -- with an interest in a definitive understanding of the status, evolution, and future food animal confinement laws in the U.S.
Designed for both attorneys and non-attorneys, the presentation is approved for 60 minutes of continuing legal education (CLE) credit in Arkansas. Cost of the webinar is $50. For attorneys outside of Arkansas, NALC will provide needed documentation or materials necessary for a non-Arkansas attorney to obtain CLE in their respective state. For assistance, contact NALC Director Harrison Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The webinar will focus on the emerging legal and policy issues dealing with farm animal confinement. The presentation focuses on the status, substance and evolution of the laws and regulations of farm animal confinement in the U.S. In the last 10 years, several states have adopted statutes that regulate the amount of living space required to raise certain kinds of farm animals. Controversial ballot initiatives like California's Proposition 2 have led to higher-profile compromises like last summer's HSUS/United Egg Producers agreement, among other significant developments that impact the animal agriculture industry.
The webinar is provided by NALC with support from Banks Law Firm, PLLC. NALC also is partnering with eXtension to provide the webinar in conjunction with NALC’s role as the lead national institution for the eXtension Agricultural Law Community of Practice.