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Legal Standing for Animals and Advocates

David N. Cassuto

Pace University - School of Law

June 13, 2009

Animal Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 61, 2006

For animal advocates, one of the most significant barriers to the courtroom is standing. In order to litigate on behalf of an animal’s interests in federal court, the advocate must first establish standing by meeting three requirements: (1) the plaintiff must have suffered an injury in fact, (2) the injury must be causally connected to the act about which the plaintiff is complaining, and (3) the court must be able to redress the injury. When it comes to non-human animals, how does an advocate demonstrate an injury to establish standing? In this panel, experts in animal litigation discuss the concept of establishing legal standing for animals and animal advocates; the panelists’ own experiences, including specific cases and creative methods used; and the future of legal standing for animals.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Animal Law, animals, standing, litigation

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Date posted: June 15, 2009 ; Last revised: February 1, 2012

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Cassuto, David N., Legal Standing for Animals and Advocates (June 13, 2009). Animal Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 61, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1419004

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Pace University - School of Law ( email )
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White Plains, NY 10603
United States
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