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The MSBA's Agricultural and Rural Law and Animal Law Sections Present


"An Overview of Farm Animal Confinement Laws in the U.S."

Regulation of the amount of space that a farm animal is allowed has become a public and contentious issue. Proponents of state regulation argue that cages amount to animal cruelty, while opponents assert that they are engaging in normal animal husbandry. While all fifty states have enacted some form of legislation prohibiting cruelty to animals, about thirty states exempt “common,” “normal,” or “customary” farm animal husbandry practices from coverage under the law.


Elizabeth Springsteen, Staff Attorney, National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas School of Law

1 hour of Standard CLE credits to be applied for



Date:   Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Agricultural and Rural Law Animal Law Section Members):  $10.00
Law Students:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00

*Lunch will be included

Teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate this option on your registration form.