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The Animal Law Podcast

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Join Animal Law professor and longtime activist Mariann Sullivan as she unpacks the latest updates, cases, and news from the burgeoning world of animal law. Mariann will be joined by the leaders in the field, and will offer her own insightful (and sometimes biting) commentary. Mariann also co-hosts the Our Hen House Podcast.

Animal Law Podcast #22: Adam Milasincic, Matthew Liebman and the Case Against Landry’s
29 Mar 2017 at 12:01am

This is no place for a tiger

Welcome to the 22nd episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, Mariann is joined by Matthew Liebman, Director of Litigation at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Adam Milasincic, trial lawyer with the Houston firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.  Matthew and Adam update us on the case against Landry’s, or to be precise, on Landry’s case against animal activists. For over a decade, Landry’s Downtown Aquarium in Houston, Texas has deprived four white tigers of everything that even remotely resembles what their life would be in the wild. These tigers – Nero, Marina, Coral, and Reef – have no opportunities to run, jump or engage in other natural behaviors. Although the Animal Legal Defense Fund offered last year to re-home the tigers in lieu of litigation, that offer was rejected. Instead, Landry’s decided to sue ALDF and others for libel. Undeterred, the defendants brought a motion to dismiss that not only succeeded, but did so in spectacular fashion.

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