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October 20, 2018 - Earth Island Journal

“We Are All Complicit”

“We Are All Complicit”
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Conversation: Joyce Tischler

In 1979, well before animal law was a recognized field and when the legal profession was still heavily male-dominated, Tischler co-founded Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). 

Her trailblazing work helped lay the foundation for animal law to be taken seriously in the US. It’s not for nothing that she’s called the “mother of animal law.” 

"When we work for animals we are working at the roots of any objectification."

VA: In social philosophy, objectification is the act of treating a person, or sometimes an animal, as an object or a thing.

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