Interview with Joyce Tischler, co-founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Today we talk with Joyce Tischler, co-founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. As one and of the visionaries who has shaped the field of animal law, Tischler’s work has pushed the boundaries of the law to protect the lives and interests of animals. With unique insight into the creative legal strategies that attorneys have developed to protect animals, Tischler  tells … Continue reading

Why Cockfighting Must End: Views from the United States and Puerto Rico

The ubiquity of cockfighting is shocking. Even in places such as the United States where the practice is illegal, underground fighting continues to be a lucrative (and inherently cruel) industry. Before a fight, roosters (or gamecocks) have their spurs cut off without anaesthetic, and metal or plastic razor-sharp blades (known as gaffs) are attached to … Continue reading