This Litigation Review covers a varied selection of animal law related litigation that occurred in the year 2020. The coronavirus pandemic did not slow down the offenses or injustices committed against animals nor the litigation initiated on behalf of animals. While some animal-centered litigation experienced some setbacks in 2020, others sparked legislative initiatives to further protect the interests of animals. Some recent litigation highlights the need for more advocacy and legislation in order to overcome barriers imposed by lobbyists and other special interest groups. Other sections expose how pro-animal legislation has received challenges from opponents who seek to cripple protections of animal rights. All of the litigation reviewed here provides a glimpse into the interesting developments in animal law litigation as well as the judicial trends in these disputes.
2020 Litigation Review,
Animal L. Rev.
Available at: https://lawcommons.lclark.edu/alr/vol27/iss1/6