June 21: Legal Issues Concerning Animals and the Military

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: New York City Bar Association LSC funded
Topics:
  • Veterans/Military
  • Training/Conferences
  • Legal Services

Legal Issues Concerning Animals and the Military

The military and animals have a long history.  Current issues involve the use of animals to assist veterans as well as the enforcement of animal cruelty crimes on military bases.  Our panel of experts will address the clinical and legal perspective on programs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) working with animals to assist veterans with post deployment issues (e.g. PTSD), issues with veterans acquiring service dogs, the canine research program recently defunded by the VA, and pending legislation like the PAWS Act.  We will also discuss the 2016 changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice authorizing prosecution of animal cruelty crimes stemming from high profile cases of dog cruelty on military bases.

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