Christine Garcia has been an animal rights activist and vegan since 2000. Her activism has taken her down many roads and experiences. Today, aside from practicing animal law, environmental law and starting her own nonprofit (www.possumswelcome.org), she tries to encourage and inspire rescuers and activists and keep their spirit alive in this ongoing movement for animal liberation. After her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, she received her JD after legal studies at University of California, Hastings College of the Law and Loyola University Chicago, School of Law. Her publications include: Making The Case That Chimpanzees Are "People" Too. San Francisco Daily Journal, Vol. 120 No. 230 p. 4 (Nov. 26, 2014), Isn`t Justice Supposed to be Blind? Practicing Animal Law, Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice, Edited by Lisa Kemmerer, Univ. of Illinois Press (2011) pp. 141-151, Animal Custody Cases. GPSOLO: General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. American Bar Association July/August (2009) Vol. 26 No. 5 pp. 22-25 and A Future of Green Power: The Environmental Impact of the Utility Restructuring in America, Loyola Consumer Law Review, vol. 10, No. 3 (1998).
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