DATE: May 3, 2013
TIME: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ANIMAL CRUELTY: Legal Challenges and Potential Solutions
PRESENTED BY: The University of Connecticut School of Law, its Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Connecticut Bar Association's Animal Law Section
The University of Connecticut School of Law and the Animal Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association will present an afternoon multi-panel program about Animal Cruelty and how to stop it, on Friday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Law School's Starr Reading Room.
The panel discussions will conclude at 4:30, followed by a reception until 5:30. The program will include panelists from varied disciplines and practice areas, including judges, legislators, state agencies, prosecutors, psychologists and animal advocates, who will discuss cruelty to animals, its link with violence against humans, and ways to effectively prevent cruelty and violence to animals and humans. Program participants will explore our current anti-cruelty statutes and how our laws can be more effectively used in criminal and other judicial proceedings. Program participants will also explore the link between violence against animals and violence against humans. The program welcomes all members of the judiciary, practicing lawyers, faculty, students, animal control officers and interested members of the public.