Dyson News at a Glance: June 2017

 

ELEPHANT PROTECTION BILL HEADS TO CUOMO

The Elephant Protection Act, penned by Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students has officially been passed by both houses of the New York State legislature and is headed to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his final signature. Environmental Policy student clinicians wrote and lobbied for the bill last fall, and dedicated the spring 2017 semester to assuring its successful passage. Once signed into law, the bill will make New York the first state in the nation to ban the use of elephants in circuses and other forms of entertainment. The bill argues that the methods used to train elephants have a direct impact on the survival of the species.

 

PACE HONORED AT GOOD DOG FOUNDATION GALA

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Kimberly Collica Cox and the Department of Criminal Justice and Security were honored at the 6th Annual Good Dog Foundation Gala for the Parenting, Prison, & Pups program. The program, spearheaded by Collica Cox and in partnership with the Good Dog Foundation, pairs inmate mothers with specially-trained therapy dogs in order to ease anxiety, reunite families, and reduce inmate recidivism. Learn more about the program here.