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In a Seattle University law classroom, attorney Adam Karp plunks his
feet on a bench, next to his chalkboard sketch of a three-legged dog.
His shoes are not leather. His tie, the one with a picture of a
giraffe, isn't silk. He wears no wool. His belt is plastic.
And, he practices only animal law.
"It's more a way of life than a philosophy," said Karp, the only
attorney in the state whose practice is limited to cases involving
"It began when I became a vegan, when I was able to open my eyes to
injustices in the way we treat animals. It's a serious problem here,
and the law is a ripe tool for affecting change."
Karp, 32, a Bellingham resident, teaches animal law at Seattle
University and the University of Washington and founded the animal-law
section with the Washington State Bar Association.
He said becoming a vegan -- not eating meat or wearing anything made
from animals -- opened his eyes to the way animals are treated.
Practicing solely animal law was a way to marry his personal and
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