October 26, 2022

Slaughterhouse Workers, Animals, and the Environment, with Delcianna Winders & Elan Abrell


The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on industrial slaughterhouses in the United States and their impacts on the vulnerable beings—both human and animal—they exploit. But the severity of these impacts is the result of a long history of failed regulatory oversight, which has contributed to dangerous conditions for slaughterhouse workers, environmental degradation, and severe animal suffering. In this talk, moderated by LEAP Student Fellow Alice Yiqian Wang '23, Professors Delcianna Winders (Vermont Law School) and Elan Abrell (Wesleyan University) argue that a rights-centered One Health approach provides the necessary conceptual foundation for a new regulatory framework that can meaningfully address the interconnected rights, health, and well-being of humans, animals, and the environment.

This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Animal Law Society, Yale Environmental Humanities, the Yale Environmental Law Association, and the Yale Sustainable Food Program.