Animal Cruelty – We Used to Put Them on Trial! – Episode 11
- Learn what animal cruelty law is all about
- Learn ALDF’s landmark cases
- Discover what the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 entails
On this week’s episode, Matt and Tony deep dive into some of the craziest and darkest parts of the legal history of the United States. Matt is a recovering Big Law attorney-turned-comedian with a passion for legal history, while Tony has no legal background whatsoever – except for a few minor brushes with the law. Ultimately, it’s Tony’s absurd and funny point of view on laws that will rub Matt the hilarious way.
Matt & Tony walk listeners through the some of the most bizarre animal cruelty cases and expose how twisted people’s minds are when it comes to animal rights — especially in the past.
Check out these episode highlights
- [02:00] – 19th century Europe’s execution of animals for crimes
- [11:30] – bizarre animal punishments
- [12:50] –1960: an elephant murdered its trainer
- [13:20] – 2008 in Macedonia, a bear was convicted of stealing honey
- [16:13] – Animal Welfare Act of 1966
- [20:39] – magazines that expose animal cruelties
- [21:10] – Animal Legal Defense Fund’s landmark cases and cutting-edge lawsuits
- [38:00] – Animal Liberation Act