Horses, Horses, Horses: Engineering the Protection of Wild and Domestic American Horses


Bruce Wagman, Animal Law Attorney

Schiff Hardin LLP

Bruce Wagman is a partner in Schiff Hardin’s San Francisco office, with an almost exclusive focus on animal law matters, including litigation, legislative drafting and counseling, education, and private consultation.  He has been active in animal law since 1992, and his practice focuses almost solely on animal law issues. He is a coeditor of the casebook Animal Law, and coauthor of A Worldview of Animal Law.  He has been teaching Animal Law since 1996 and currently teaches on a rotating fashion at three Bay Area law schools.

Bruce’s clients include numerous animal protection organizations as well as private individuals.  He has worked on behalf of birds, cats, chickens, chimpanzees, cows, deer, dogs, dolphins, ducks, elephants, elk, gorillas, horses (domestic and wild), lions, mice, monkeys, pigs, sharks, turkeys, and wolves, on issues including the use of animals in entertainment, biomedical research, animal agriculture/food production, animal cruelty, and wildlife control, as well as individualized cases involving injuries to, and caused by, animals.  In the past five years, Bruce has focused much of his time on issues involving wild horses, horse abuse cases, and the slaughter of American horses for food.