Tuesday, January 31, 2023


LEAP Announces Spring Events for 2022-23 Speaker Series

Speakers this term are animal behavior and intelligence expert Lori Marino and reporter Georgina Gustin.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023


LEAP Invites Applications for 2023 Student Grant Program

The Law, Ethics & Animals Program (LEAP) at Yale Law School is inviting applications for its grant program, which supports Yale student-led research and creative projects on the urgent threats facing non-human animals.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


It’s Time for Climate Change To Reach the International Court of Justice — A Commentary by Douglas Kysar

Douglas Kysar is Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School and faculty co-director of the Law, Ethics and Animals Program.

Friday, December 9, 2022


LEAP Student Fellows Kristy Ferraro and Diego Ellis Soto Win the Sidnie Manton Award 

Two student fellows of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program have won an award for the best animal ecology review or long-term study published in Journal of Animal Ecology by an early career researcher. 

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. 

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