Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Almy to Speak at ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto

Jessica Almy will speak on a panel at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Toronto, Canada on Friday, August 5, 2011. The panel, which is designed to bring together the “best and the brightest of the up and coming new generation of animal law practitioners,” will discuss widely varied aspects of animal law practice, including companion animal litigation and transactional work, wildlife law, and the laws pertaining to captive exotics and farm animals. Also among the panelists is former Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal attorney Delci Winders, who now works for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Friday, July 8, 2011


As a result of our lawsuit challenging the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse in Wyoming, the Preble’s is regaining its full legal protection under the law.  Because of a Bush Administration policy that allowed imperiled species to be protected in less than their full range, the Preble’s was stripped of all ESA protection in Wyoming in 2008, although it retained such protection in Colorado.  In response to our lawsuit on behalf of the Center for Native Ecosystems, the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife, and others, the government requested that the Court reinstate the Preble’s protection, and United States District Judge John Kane in Colorado agreed, over objections by the State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation.  A copy of the Court’s opinion is here, and a press release is here.