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Harvard Law Students Organizes Event About Impact Of Climate Change

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Harvard Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (HLS SALDF) has organized an event entitled "Climate Change beyond Environmentalism." It will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST.

In Harvard University's official website, the event is said to be held at WCC 1019. It is located at 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass.

The event's official Facebook page stated that the talk is hosted in partnership with the Environmental Law Society, Food Law and Policy Clinic, and ALPP. Jon Lovvorn, a Harvard lecturer on Law, will be speaking at about climate change.

Lovvorn is also the Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reported. Before he joined this group in 2005, he worked as an attorney with Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal in Washington, D.C.

He is known for his extensive litigation on behalf of animals. He also manages the largest animal protection litigation program in the country.

The HSUS has had a win ratio of about 85 percent, with 110 favorable rulings to 130 legal actions filed. It has won millions in judgments, settlements and attorneys' fees from animal abusers.

Some of its victories include court orders that stop the slaughter of American horses for human consumption, the limiting of long-distance transport of livestock. They are also responsible for the enforcement of state laws banned canned hunting, restricting commercial trapping and improving the regulations for the protection of dogs in puppy mills, among others.

Jon Lovvorn has also taught Wildlife Law at Harvard Law School for the past two years. He has recently published the first installment of a series in the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, Climate Change beyond Environmentalism.

The first part of the paper talks about the intersectional threats and discriminatory impacts of climate change on low-income people, people of color, women, children and animals. It also discusses the failure of regulatory institutions to come up with effective solutions to the issue of climate change.

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