Vegan-at-Law: Recipes and Copyright Law

By Ashlee Cartwright on March 29, 2017

Recipes are very popular this time of year. I would venture to guess that recipe searches online hit an all-time high between Thanksgiving and Christmas. When you use or, more importantly, share a recipe you find online or in a […]

Vegan-at-Law: Do Anti-Bullying Laws Protect My Veg Child?

By Ashlee Cartwright on October 14, 2016

Earlier this year, a New Jersey judge ruled in favor of a school district that disciplined an 11-year-old student for insulting a fellow 11-year-old student because he is a vegetarian. The basis for the discipline was the New Jersey anti-bullying […]

Vegan-at-Law: Five Breastfeeding Laws Everyone Should Know

By Ashlee Cartwright on March 23, 2016

Despite what some vegan antagonists may argue, breastfeeding is vegan. A human mother voluntarily providing her human child milk that she naturally produced for that child does not fall outside the bounds of what it means to be vegan. Those […]

Vegan-at-Law: Where is Humane Education Mandated by Law?

By Ashlee Cartwright on December 17, 2015

Are you aware that there are state laws requiring humane education be taught in your child’s school? The list of states is too short, in my opinion, but at least some states have recognized the importance of teaching our children […]

Vegan-at-Law: Can My Child Refuse a Classroom Dissection Assignment?

By Ashlee Cartwright on September 29, 2015

Dissection. The word alone makes me cringe, never mind the actual act of dissection. Even before my more vocal animal advocate days, dissecting animals in the classroom didn’t sit well with me. In fact, refusing to dissect a frog in […]

Vegan-at-Law: Ag Gag Laws and What They Teach Our Children

By Ashlee Cartwright on August 11, 2015

It is sad, but true—there are now seven states that have “ag gag” laws in effect. The North Carolina legislature just recently voted to override the governor’s veto of an ag gag bill introduced this year. Ag gag, or anti-whistleblower, […]

Vegan-at-Law: Vegan and Vegetarian Options in the National School Lunch Program

By Ashlee Cartwright on July 18, 2015

We send our children off to school, hoping they are well taken care of and in good hands. They can have the best teachers, which is comforting, but what about the food that our schools are serving our children? As […]

Vegan-at-Law: Can I be arrested for raising a vegan child?

By Ashlee Cartwright on May 8, 2015

“Mom Faces Criminal Charges Because Officials Think Being a Vegan Endangers Her Baby” (TakePart) “Vegan Couple Cleared of Starving Baby, Guilty of Child Neglect” (CNN)  “Couple Guilty of Assault in Vegan Case” (NY Times) “Vegan Mom: ‘Malnourished’ Baby was Healthy” […]

Vegan-at-Law: How Does the CACFP Food Program Affect My Vegan Child?

By Ashlee Cartwright on April 10, 2015

If you have a child in day care, you may have encountered some issues with your day care providing your child vegan meals and snacks. Most likely, if this has happened to you, it is because the day care is […]