#23: Angela Fernandez on Fox Hunting, Property, & Pierson v. Post

#23: Angela Fernandez on Fox Hunting, Property, & Pierson v. Post

 
 
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December 11, 2018

Fresh from celebrating at Animal Justice’s Edmonton holiday party, hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk catch listeners up on the festivities, and provide an exciting update on the first House of Commons debate on banning captive whales & dolphins, and a new habeas corpus case on behalf of an elephant at the Bronx Zoo.

Then, Camille sits down for a special interview with professor Angela Fernandez of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Angela’s new book examines the 1805 New York fox hunting case Pierson v. Post, long taught in law school to introduce law students to the property law concept of first possession by asking how one establishes possession of a wild animal. In this book, Pierson v. Post, the Hunt for the Fox: Law and Professionalization in American Legal Culture, Angela retells the history of the famous fox case. She also fills listeners in on how writing the book led her to start thinking and writing seriously about animal law, and become an advisor to Animal Justice.

Angela is generously offering Paw & Order listeners a 20% discount on her book with code AFERNANDEZ2018.

This episode’s hero goes to Victoria Kubinski, an incredible Animal Justice supporter who organized our Edmonton holiday party. And the zero? He’s back! Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck had some choice anti-animal comments in the House of Commons debate on Bill S-203. We couldn’t resist.

As mentioned in this episode, here’s the link to Canadian Perspective on Animals and the Law.

Use code PAW15 at the checkout to save 15% on your order at Grinning Goat, Canada’s vegan fashion boutique!

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Special thanks:

To our producer, Shannon Milling.

To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.

To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.

 

 

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