The 2017 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will examine the real costs of animal agriculture, and ask the question - could a tax on meat be the answer?


David Robinson Simon is a lawyer and advocate for sustainable consumption. His book, Meatonomics, looks at the ways meat and dairy producers manipulate consumers to consume much more animal foods than they would otherwise.

Dave received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Southern California. In addition to his day job as general counsel for a healthcare company, Dave maintains an active caseload against animal abusers around the U.S., including lawsuits challenging foie gras producers in New York, ritual animal killers in Southern California, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s shooting of cormorants in the Pacific Northwest.

He has also brought more than 20 lawsuits successfully challenging restrictive rules for free speech imposed on animal activists at dozens of venues in California.

Read an abstract of David’s presentation here.

To purchase a copy of Meatonomics, please click here.