(COLLEGE FIX) — Harvard Law School has launched an Animal Law and Policy Clinic as it seeks to teach law students how to advocate for and defend animals in a variety of ways.

The need comes as animal rights are “under siege,” said Katherine Meyer, who will help lead the clinic as a visiting assistant clinical professor.

“They are exploited in many areas of our society, their habitats are being destroyed, and they need a human voice to stand up for them and protect their interests in the courts, legislatures, regulatory sphere, and public domain,” Meyer told The College Fix via email. “Animals suffer greatly for our benefit — and they also provide us much joy, comfort, and aesthetic pleasure.”

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