Free Webinar: Getting Justice in Court for Abused Animals - February 24
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Free Webinar: Getting Justice in Court for Abused Animals - February 24

From: Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)
February 20, 2021

Courtroom Animal Advocacy Webinar for Desmondís Law Coming up!

Register here for this free Zoom event: https://desmonds_law.eventbrite.com

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Animal Advocates,

We're getting political. Here's why:

  • 71% of women fleeing a domestic violence situation have said their partner threatened, injured or killed heir companion animal.
  • In 88% of homes where children are being abused, companion animals are being abused.
  • EVERY school shooting between 1997 and 2001 involved boys who had committed animal cruelty first.

Animal cruelty is a red flag that there is violence in a family.

Yet, 80% of animal cruelty cases are either not prosecuted or outright dismissed; meaning neither children nor companion animals receive help or intervention.

What if we had humane education in our schools and counseling for families in crisis? What if attorneys or law students volunteered their time to investigate beyond an arrest warrant, shining light and creating a nuanced report of cruelty offenses?

Enter Desmond's Law - the brainchild of Diana Urban, Jessica Rubin and Zilla Cannamela.

Desmond's Law gives abused animals a free court advocate, someone to represent their interests and investigates more deeply... because animal abuse deserves attention.

On Wednesday, February 24th, at 12:00 P.M. EST, Prof. David Rosengardand Clinical Prof. Philip Tedeschi will open our discussion, describing restorative justice in animal abuse cases. Joining them are the heroes who made Desmond's Law a reality in Connecticut, and the politicians and animal rights champions who can make it happen here in New Jersey and New York.

Register here for this free Zoom event: https://desmonds_law.eventbrite.com

Cheers and thank you,
Tamara Bedić, Esq.
Animal Rights Committee, Chair
National Lawyers Guild (NYC)


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