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Lunch and Learn Readings: Prof. Winders

Bibliographies and suggested readings from Lewis & Clark Law School's Lunch and Learn series of faculty talks.


Reading list from Professor Delcianna Winders' June 30, 2020 talk, Protecting Animals and Workers Amidst COVID-19 Outbreaks at Slaughterhouses.

Reading List

Center for Animal Law Studies website, to stay apprised of Animal Law Litigation Clinic (ALLC) updates 

Food & Environment Reporting Network,Mapping Covid-19 Outbreaks in the Food System (last updated June 30, 2020). 

Farm Sanctuary et al. v. U.S. Dep’t of Agric. (USDA)
the ALLC’s lawsuit challenging the USDA’s deregulation of pig slaughter 

Sworn statement by USDA inspectorfiled in Farm Sanctuary v. USDA. 

Farm Sanctuary et al. v. Perdue, the ALLC’s lawsuit challenging the USDA’s failure to protect downed pigs

United Food & Comm’l Workers Union (UFCWU) v. USDA, workers’ lawsuit challenging the USDA’s deregulation of pig slaughter 

UFCW v. USDA, order denying motion to dismiss 

Center for Food Safety v. Perdue, consumer-focused challenge to the USDA’s deregulation of pig slaughter 

USDA OIG, Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) Inspection and Enforcement Activities at Swine Slaughter Plants (May 2013)

USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG), FSIS Rulemaking Process for the Proposed Rule: Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection (June 2020)

Food Empowerment Project, Slaughterhouse Workers

Oxfam Report, No Relief: Denial of Bathroom Breaks in the Poultry Industry (2016)

Delcianna J. Winders, Slaughtering Animals Is Not Essential, N.Y. Daily News (Apr. 28, 2020) 

Hollie McKay, The Desperate Struggle to Stop the Mass Slaughter and Waste of Farm Animals as Coronavirus Crisis Grinds On, Fox News (May 28, 2020)

Farm System Reform Act, S. 3221

League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, 99 Slaughterhouse Worker COVID-19 Deaths Provoke Coalition to Urge #boycottmeat (June 24, 2020)

Professor Winders Twitter feed, @DelciannaW, for news and developments related to slaughterhouses, animal law, etc. 

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