Randy Turner

Volunteer Randy Turner with Peekaboo, an Egyptian fruit bat.

Bat World Sanctuary volunteer Attorney Randy Turner has been an avid animal lover all his life. He has worked on elephant conservation in Kenya, black rhinoceros conservation in Zimbabwe, and worked extensively with ex-captive orangutans that had been confiscated by the Indonesian government, gradually re-introducing them into the wild.  Randy is past Vice president of the Humane Society of North Texas, served as President of the Texas Humane Legislation Network, and chair of the Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (of which he was a founding member in 1996).  Randy regularly defends animal rights activists and represents several animal rescue and welfare organizations, including Bat World Sanctuary.  He also serves as a consultant in cruelty seizure cases. He is the attorney in Medlen v. Strickland, a case where the Court of Appeals ruled for the first time in Texas history that the owner of a dog that is killed may sue for the sentimental value of the dog rather than just the market value (now pending in the Supreme Court).  One of his cases was in the documentary film called “Mine”, about the dogs of Hurricane Katrina. Randy lectures on animal law regularly and has written several articles on animal law. We are very proud to have him as a regular volunteer at Bat World Sanctuary.

2 thoughts on “Randy Turner”

  1. What an extraordinary individual! Good people always find each other when there are animals involved. I read where he has been dubbed, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ because of the win for Bat World against that pitiful excuse of a human being that defamed Bat World. You are a great organization with a super attorney and he volunteers at the sanctuary as well – Wow!

  2. Wow, and people say lawyers are blood-suckers and “evil”. In my book, if you help a bat, you ain’t evil. Nice work, Randy!

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