Date: April 21, 2021

By: Attorney Tracy McGonigle

Animals & Environmentalism

A Legal Perspective in the Wake of the Pandemic

Prime Law Group, LLC’s very own Tracy McGonigle will be joining a group of speakers to discuss animals and environmentalism. The symposium is brought to you by Northern Illinois University, College of Law, and is viewable to the public through Zoom. A link to the presentation can be found below. Most importantly, the presentation starts 8:30 AM and ends at 1:00 PM, CST.

What to Expect?

First, Tracy will be the first to speak around 8:40 AM to 9:30 AM. During her time, she plans to go over “The Legal Status of Animals the Wake of the Pandemic”. After that, four more speakers will present their message. In short, the topics that will be talked about include factory free farming, wildlife market supply chains, Covid-19’s impact on the animals and environment, and slaughterhouse line speeds. In other words, all the information included in this presentation is to help humans better their relationship with animals and the environment in general.

Tune In

Come join the speakers as they educate us on animals and the environment.  Firstly, there is a charge of 10 dollars to view the zoom presentation. However, that is a small price to pay when it comes to learning how we can better the lives of animal. Lastly, the link to the presentation can be found here.

List of Speakers and Topics

Tracy McGonigle, Prime Law Group, LLC:

The Legal Status of Animals in the Wake of the Pandemic 

Delci Winders, Lewis & Clark Law School:

COVID-19 and Slaughter Line Speeds: An Animal Welfare and Environmental Disaster

Christine Ball-Blakely, Animal Legal Defense Fund:

Factory Farms: Generating Environmental Injustice in North Carolina

Nick Fromherz & Erica Lyman, Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment:

Wildlife Market Supply Chains and Pandemics: A Role for International Action? 

Kathy Hessler, Lewis & Clark Law School:


Aquatic Animals in a Time of Political, Social, and Climate Change