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NBSV 137: Law professor Hadar Aviram on animal and human rights, athleticism, & raising a vegan kid

The term “she does it all” may have been made for Hadar Aviram.

Hadar is a law professor at University of California, Hastings in San Francisco. She specializes in criminal justice, civil rights, law and politics, social movements, and animal rights. She is the former president of the Western Society of Criminology and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Law and Society Association.

Hadar is the author of three award-winning books, and another [examining the COVID-19 catastrophe in California’s prisons and jails] is forthcoming. Hadar’s work has been extensively featured in the media, and she is a frequent analyst and commentator on criminal justice and prison conditions.

Hadar has written about open rescue and direct action for farmed animals. During her research fellowship at Harvard’s acclaimed Animal Law & Policy Program, Hadar analyzed the legal and political strategies of activists who enter factory farms and rescue sick and dying animals. Recently, she advised, and was a defense witness for, the defendants in Utah’s Smithfield Trial, in which a Southern Utah jury found two activists NOT GUILTY of rescuing two piglets from a Smithfield facility.

Hadar is a whole food, plant-based endurance athlete. She has successfully escaped from Alcatraz 20 times. Hadar also ran the Oakland Marathon and regularly commutes with her son on a cargo bike. When not working, agitating, or training, she hangs out with her partner, 5-year-old son, and two cats.

Important topics and points you don't want to miss:

>> Animal rights and open rescue

>> Nutrition and preventative health care in prisons

>> Being an athlete on a plant-based diet

Connect with Hadar:

>> Hadar's website

Episode Transcript:

>> Access the full transcript of this episode here.


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