Tuesday, November 22, 2022


How Electrification Distanced Poultry Farmers from their Flocks

LEAP Research Assistant Zoe Robertson YC ’23 writes about how electrification reshaped the poultry industry and the transformation’s consequences. 

Thursday, November 10, 2022


Reducing Animal Agriculture Emissions: The Viability of a Farm Transition Carbon Offset Protocol

LEAP alums Manny Rutinel ’22 and Sebastian Quaade YC ’21 describe the viability of an emissions offset protocol that credits farms for transitioning from raising livestock to growing crops. 

Monday, October 31, 2022


Revealed: How the Livestock Industry Funds the ‘Greenhouse Gas Guru’

LEAP Executive Director Viveca Morris is quoted by Unearthed about how an industry-funded academic research institute has become central to the agriculture sector’s PR and lobbying efforts.  

Thursday, October 27, 2022


Pigs On The Docket

LEAP grant recipient Emily Tian discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court case about California's Proposition 12 might shape the future of farmed animal welfare.

Thursday, October 20, 2022


Pigs’ Day in (the Supreme) Court

In this guest post, Senior Research Scholar Jonathan Lovvorn discusses the U.S. Supreme court case about Proposition 12, California’s landmark law to address farm animal cruelty. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022


Advisory Opinions: Episode Featuring Jonathan Lovvorn

LEAP Faculty Co-Director Jonathan Lovvorn discusses the pending Supreme Court case on Proposition 12, California’s landmark animal cruelty law. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022


It’s Time to Dim Our Lights for Migrating Birds

Law, Ethics & Animals research assistant Meredith Barges wrote an op-ed for CT Insider on the impact of light pollution on birds in Connecticut and what can be done to protect birds from fatal collisions. 

Friday, September 30, 2022


Life on the Ark: The Zanesville Animal Catastrophe a Decade Later

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Douglas Kysar, Faculty Co-Director of the Law, Ethics and Animals Program will appear on episodes 5 and 8 of a podcast about the legacies of a 2011 incident in Zanesville, Ohio, during which 50 exotic animals were killed by county police upon being released by their owner.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Students Named Fellows by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law & Policy

Emma Findlen LeBlanc ’24 and Thomas Poston ’24 are among the 2022-2023 Emerging Scholars Fellows with the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.

Friday, August 26, 2022


LEAP Announces Fall 2022 Speaker Series

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School has announced its fall speaker series.

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