The Intersection between Animal Law and Criminal Law

Last week, I had the honor of presenting at the Washington Criminal Law Institute’s annual CLE.  My topic was the intersection between Animal Law and Criminal Law.  I think many were surprised at the number of laws, on the Federal and State level, that involve animals and have criminal implications.  I covered everything from the Endangered Species Act to Michael Vick’s conviction for dog fighting at the Federal level, as well as the various state statutes.  This is a very dynamic area of law, with a number of cases with constitutional-level questions.  I have attached my materials for those of you who have asked.

They Have the Right to Remain Silent-The Intersection Between Animal Law and Criminal Law