This Article explores the author’s experience as one of the early student pioneers of the animal law program at Lewis & Clark Law. The author discusses her work on the Oregon Cougar and Bear Initiative as a introduction to the power of the ballot initiatve process. The Article then recounts the progress that has been made by animal advocates via federal and state legislation and ballot measures, as well as the setbacks driven by industry interest. It concludes with a discussion of the need for a good defense as industry interests attempt to roll back the progress made by animal advocates over the years.
A Quarter of a Century of Animal Law: Our Roots, Our Growth, and Our Stretch Toward the Sun,
Animal L. Rev.
Available at: https://lawcommons.lclark.edu/alr/vol25/iss3/7