Not exactly animal law, but a really thoughtful opinion piece that I wanted to share:
The Christian Science Monitor
by Barbara Cook Spencer
from the April 11, 2008 edition
Brookline, Mass. - Moving a cow by chaining it to a tractor and dragging it by its leg says a lot about how we perceive and value animals. When the Humane Society video that showed this and other brutal slaughterhouse treatment made the rounds on the Internet a few weeks ago, it caused public shock and led to a federal investigation. But there's a deeper lesson that all of us – whether or not we eat meat – need to take to heart: we degrade ourselves when we degrade animals.
Read the rest of the editorial here...