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review article 20 years ago by Joyce Tischler, now executive director of the Animal legal Defense
Fund in Petaluma.” The article also reports that a case brought by the ALDF, Animal Legal
Defense Fund v. Glickman, involving a roadside zoo that allegedly neglected a chimpanzee’s
psychological well-being will be argued later in October, 1999. The article also credits San
Francisco lawyer Derek St. Pierre as one of the two students who successfully lobbied for an
animal law course at U.C., Hastings, making that school the first in the San Francisco Bay Area to
offer such a course. St. Pierre files briefs on behalf of the Mill Valley based In Defense of
Animals. One of their cases is the deceased willed that his Cadillac car should be crushed and his
horses killed after his death; St. Pierre “argued that animals, unlike a Cadillac, were not mere
property, and that Anglo-American law ‘creates an artificial dualism’ between persons and
property. Probate Judge Susan Fowler agreed, and cited St. Pierre’s argument in her decision to
save the horses....
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