Wild birds face innumerable challenges living in urban spaces. One of the ways we can help them is through environmental and animal cruelty laws. But how can everyday New Yorkers harness this legal framework to protect urban wildlife? Learn about “protected” vs “unprotected” wildlife, how animal cruelty is legally defined, and what to do if you see a violation of the law – including netting of NYC pigeons for use in Pennsylvania shoots!
Presented by Lori Barrett-Peterson, Esq., Chair of the NYC Bar Animal Law Committee, with Committee Members Zelda Elcin, Esq., Niki Khindri, Esq., and Ruth Ross, Esq. The NYC Bar Association Animal Law Committee is the nation’s first bar association animal law committee. It regularly addresses legal, regulatory and policy issues on local, state, national and international levels affecting non-human animals, both wild and domestic.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Place: WBF Clinic, 565 Columbus Ave.
Cost: Free for all WBF Members on a capacity basis. The first 20 members to make a reservation will be guaranteed a spot.
Read about Pennsylvania pigeon shoots: http://www.phillyvoice.com/pennsylvania-clings-to-pigeon-shoots-that-have-nearly-vanished-nationwide/