Monday, May 21, 2007

Animal Law CLE

You don't often see a story about a CLE in a general news source, but Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, Crosscut's Oregon editor, covered "Codes and Commands: Emerging Law and Religious Traditions in the Treatment of Animals," a CLE cosponsored by the Oregon Law Institute (Lewis & Clark Law School) and the Institute for Judaic Studies of the Pacific Northwest: Pets, food, and fur: Exploring our affinity for animals can get complicated, Crosscut, May 10, 2007. A central issue is valuation -- how do you mention damages for the loss of a life -- a person's, a dog's, a goldfish's? (Another story about the CLE: All God's creatures, Oregonian, April 28, 2007.)

Photo from P. J. Schofield, M. E. Brown and P. L. Fuller, Salinity tolerance of goldfish: a widely-distributed non-native cyprinid in the U.S.A., U.S. Geological Survey (2006).

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