ISAR Interviews Elizabeth DeCoux

i Mar 22nd

As an adjunct to ISAR’s other legal programs on behalf of animal rights we have instituted a program of commentary and interviews by ISAR Chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer.

Interviews will be available for download as they become available.

On March 11, 2010, Professor Holzer interviewed Elizabeth DeCoux of Florida Coastal Law School about her recent article in Volume 16 of the Animal Law Review (2009) entitled, “Speaking for the Modern Prometheus: The Significance of Animal Suffering to the Abolition Movement,” which explores the distinction between “Abolitionists” and “Welfarists,” and argues strongly that each movement could benefit from understanding, and even utilizing, techniques employed by the other.

According to Ms. DeCoux, “Neither welfare nor abolition has gotten us very far despite all the good and hard work.” While discussing her article with Professor Holzer, Ms. DeCoux expressed her hope that her article “will shake things loose a little bit and give people some new ideas about directions we should go in.” She goes on to say, “maybe we can take the goals of abolition and pair it with the tools of welfare and see if that can do these animals some good.”

The full text version of Ms. DeCoux’s article itself, “Speaking for the Modern Prometheus: The Significance of Animal Suffering to the Abolition Movement,” may be purchased from LexisNexis HERE.