School Holds Forum on Environmental and Animal Welfare Issues of Large Farms

School Holds Forum on Environmental and Animal Welfare Issues

8/25/2006 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Date: 08/25/2006

The Government Law Center of Albany Law School, in cooperation with the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar, will present a one-day conference on Friday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., about the environmental, property and animal welfare issues that stem from the operations of large scale agricultural animal production facilities. The title of the program is called, "Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in New York State: Environmental and Animal Welfare Issues."

Representatives from the government, legal and farming communities will discuss the controversial issues surrounding food animal production and the growing support for small farm operations.

Some of the speakers include:

  • Holly Cheever, DVM, The Animal Hospital
  • Scott Crisafulli, Esq., NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
  • Carter Dillard, Esq., Humane Society of the United States
  • Daniel E. Estrin, Esq., Adjunct Professor of Law & Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Pace Law School
  • Quirine Ketterings, Ph.D., Department of Crop, Soil & Nutrient Standards in Agricultural Systems, Cornell University
  • Michele Merkel, Esq., Environmental Integrity Project
  • John Rusnica, Esq., NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • David J. Shaw, Director, Division of Air Resources, NYSDEC
  • John Tauzel, New York Farm Bureau