Scott Beckstead discusses advances in animal protection and the legal standing of animals in Oregon, in the United States, and around the world. While operating his law practice, Mr. Beckstead gained substantial experience in the field of Animal Law. He co-authored the first casebook on Animal Law. He taught the subject at U of O School of Law and at Willamette Uninersity. He served as Mayor of Waldport from 2002 to 2007. He is currently with The Humane Society of the United States.