Episode 23: Angela Fernandez on Fox Hunting, Property, & Pierson v. Post

December 11, 2018 Fresh from celebrating at Animal Justice’s Edmonton holiday party, hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk catch listeners up on the festivities, and provide an exciting update on […]

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#23: Angela Fernandez on Fox Hunting, Property, & Pierson v. Post

Camille sits down for a special interview with professor Angela Fernandez of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Angela’s new book examines the 1805 New York fox hunting case Pierson v. Post, long taught in law school to introduce law students to the property law concept of first possession by asking how one establishes possession of a wild animal. In this book, Pierson v. Post, the Hunt for the Fox: Law and Professionalization in American Legal Culture, Angela retells the history of the famous fox case. She also fills listeners in on how writing the book led her to start thinking and writing seriously about animal law, and become an advisor to Animal Justice.

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