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      Dominion: A Legal Deconstruction (EUG) in Springfield

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      October 18, 2019

      Friday  11:30 AM

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      Dominion: A Legal Deconstruction (EUG)

      The 2018 film Dominion ( won several awards for its expose of customary animal management practices pertaining to six primary facets of our interaction with animals – companions, wildlife, scientific research, entertainment, clothing, and food. Utilizing high-quality drone footage and covert cameras at concentrated animal feedlot operations and within slaughterhouses, Dominion provides audiences with a perspective that has been traditionally shielded from view and inquiry, increasingly aided by “ag-gag” laws that have repeatedly been declared unconstitutional. While the film is free to stream online, to amplify the educational impact of viewing this film on a larger screen and in the company of colleagues, the Oregon State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section is offering a legal x-ray into Dominion. Complimentary vegan appetizers and drinks are also provided.The following legal issues will be examined by animal lawyer and Animal Law Section executive committee member Adam P. Karp:- Federal, Oregon, and local statutes and regulations (including failed legislation) governing the issues depicted and discussed in Dominion- Federal preemption/conflict doctrine threatening to invalidate State animal welfare laws- The law of drones as it pertains to capturing images on matters of public importance (e.g., animal cruelty, public safety, environmental protection)- The law pertaining to audiovisual interception by use of covert cameras- Latest constitutional challenges to ag-gag laws- Typical federal and state criminal charges and defenses involving individuals engaging in direct action/open rescue, including very recent, highly-publicized cases and the "right to rescue" defense raised by DxE- RPCs applicable to the foregoing legal issues CLE credits approved for 3.5 general and 0.5 ethics (OSB-CLE #.58943)$50 for lawyers seeking CLE credit$25 for Animal Law Section members seeking CLE credit$0 for everyone else (e.g., students, lawyers not seeking CLE credit)Save the date and share widely. Please get your tickets via the Eventbrite link.

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