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Sound on!! Listen to the beautiful sounds of nature!! This was late last night. It has been raining a lot in Orlando and I live in the wetlands. This is one of the most beautiful sounds. #soundon #soundsofnature #raining #rainstorms #natureisbeautiful #birds #frogs #crickets #theworldisalive #protectourplanet #savethewetlands
Straws, what are they? They are small tubular items that are used to drink out of various glassware, bottles, cups, and array of other drinking apparatuses. I will say the inventor of the modern day straw, Marvin Stone, probably did not realize the impact straws would have on the environment. As time progresses so did the manufacturing of the modern straws. [ 665 more words ] https://fighttofreedomandpreservationofthewild.com/2018/05/09/weekly-wisdom-wednesday-say-no-to-straws/. #1lessstraw #saynotostraws #saveourplanet #saveouroceans #freedom_preservationofthewild #nomorestraws #newblogpost #newblogger #environmental #environmentallaw #animallaw #futurawyer #makeadifference
Most of the time people think grilling is only for carnivores. Well, that is not true! Anything and everything can be grilled. I absolutely love grilling veggies. It equals zero fat. No oil, no butter (if you're just vegetarian or trying something new). It is literally just the fire, some water in a spray or squeeze bottle. #meatlessmonday #meatlessmondaychronicles #grillintime #geilledveggies #healthylifestyle #plantbased #noanimalsharmed #saveourplanet #goplantbased #newblogpost #newblogger #linkinbio #freedom_preservationofthewild
Excuse me, while I take a nice refreshing dip in the lake. Morning hikes with mom and dad, makes me nice an hot. #omgwhatstouchingme #somethingistouchingme #minnowswim #littlefishies #splishsplash #sundayfunday #latepost #germanshepherdpuppy #tolkientheadventurer #gsdofinstagram #rescuedog #sillyboy #floridaliving #preservation #wildlife #simplepleasures #somethingtouchedmyfoot
Smoothie Sunday!! This is one of the best ways to be healthy and start your morning right!! #smoothie #chiaseeds #strawberries #bananas #blueberries #raspberries #peanutbutter #almondmilk #smoothiesunday #latepost #vegan #hearthealthy #plantbased #goodforyou #saveourplanet #noanimalbyproducts
In honor of #worldpenguinday #knowyourpenguins !! Many of these amazing creatures are losing their homes due to climate change. Their food source is disappearing. Many are at risk or danger of their species being threatened or the verge of extinction. We need to stop our government from wanting to drill in the Arctic. Global and climate change are very real and having a drastic impact on the environment. We have to do our part to reduce emissions and greenhouses from emitting and warming the earth at an alarming rate. Ways to mitigate that?! Your car emissions! Get your vehicle to follow the Vermont or California car model. We can be the change to save our planet. #bethechangešŸŒŽ #saveourplant #worldpenguinday2018 #climatechange #globalwarming

When people meet me and ask what type of law do I intend to practice, they are always pretty baffled. I have a true passion for protecting those that are voiceless. Most animals embody the meaning of voiceless. Animals do not have their own voice, their choices are made for them by humans, their actions are chosen by humans, their very existence is controlled by our actions. Animals are more than just “chattel”, ( legal jargon for- property). However, our laws do not protect animals as living sentient beings, they are seen as a means to an end. Ultimately, that end is for the pure purpose of humans and not to lead a full life. A sentient being is a “creature” or mammal that has the capacity to suffer and feel pain, which is all living and breathing creatures.

While I was in law school, I became the President of our “animal law club” properly known as Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF). Being president was not only an honor, but it afforded me opportunities and experiences in the Animal Law realm that I never knew existed. As President, I became very involved and was able to promote more awareness, thanks to the hard work of our national chapter, Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).

I wanted to give a proper definition of what animal law actually is. Below is an excerpt from ALDF’s website and I hyperlinked the subsection to their website!

ALDF is one of the pioneering organizations that is responsible for aiding animal liberation around the country. I was very honored to have attended the Animal Law Conference in Portland, Oregon in 2015. Throughout the rest of my blog posts, I intend to elaborate more on Animal Law (as well as Environmental Law) and touch on different facets of the law regarding animals and their treatment. Be sure to stay tuned!

What is Animal Law?

“Itā€™s a combination of statutory and case law in which the nature ā€“ legal, social or biological ā€“ of nonhuman animals is an important factor. It encompassesĀ companion animals,Ā wildlife, and animals used inĀ entertainment,Ā research, andĀ raised for food.

It permeates and affects most traditional areas of the law ā€“ including tort, contract, criminal, trust/estates, family, environmental, administrative, and constitutional law. Examples of this intersection include:Ā animal custody disputesĀ in divorces and separations,Ā veterinary malpractice cases,Ā housing disputes: ā€œno petsā€ policies and discrimination laws,Ā damages casesĀ involving the wrongful death or injury to a companion animal, enforceableĀ trustsĀ for companion animals, andĀ criminal law issues, encompassingĀ domestic violenceĀ andĀ anti-cruelty laws.”

Again, the above is taken directly from Animal Legal Defense Fund’s website. I will give a more thorough analysis in this post, or a new one! ( I have a huge book from my Animal Law class, as well all the research and work I have done thus far.

As always: peace, love, and world peace ā¤

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