MAKING THE LAW WORK FOR ANIMALS

Support our work to protect animals’ interests through law

ANNUAL STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2024

Put your animal law research and writing skills to the test for a chance to win a prize and get published, all whilst raising awareness for animal issues!

TALKING ANIMAL LAW

A legal podcast for animals, hosted by A-Law’s chairperson, Paula Sparks

ANIMAL LAW DAY

Animal Law Week will run from 18-22 July, culminating in Animal Law Day each year on 22 July.

THE BREXIT BAROMETER FOR ANIMALS

A collaborative report prepared by the #BetterDealforAnimals coalition that takes stock of post-Brexit animal welfare.

dog breeding in the spotlight

Norwegian Supreme Court delivers verdict in dog breeding case. Read more, including the implications in Norway for breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

4th Annual UK Animal Law Conference

We invite you to submit a paper to present at our upcoming conference taking place in-person 29-30 May 2024.

Our vision is a world where animals are fully protected by law

We are a volunteer led charity. We have no premises. All donations go directly to support our legal work.

Find out more about what we’re doing to make the law work for animals 

Legal strategies

We identify strategies for using law to achieve animal welfare objectives, including enforcement of existing laws.

Advocacy

We are a source of reliable and expert knowledge about animal protection law and policy. We use our expertise to influence policy and debate.

Education

We use our publications, events and outreach to inspire and educate the legal profession, students and NGOs about animal protection law and policy.

Companion Animals

Farmed Animals

Animals in Science

Wild Animals

Spotlight on Legal Skills Labs for Animal Advocates

Animal advocates, join our network and learn skills that will help you advocate for animals. Our Animal Lawyers’ Network runs an online Legal Skills Lab. This free course for members of the network will provide legal skills in important areas such as law making, political advocacy and more.

Explore our programme of events for this term.

 

Spotlight on General Comment 26

The UK Centre for Animal Law (A-LAW) welcomes that the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has recognised the impact that witnessing violence inflicted on animals can have on children and conversely the positive benefits for children of interacting with the animal world.

Read our press release and discover more about the UN’s General Comment 26.

Latest News

WHAT DO LAWYERS SAY ABOUT THE PROPOSED BAN ON AMERICAN XL BULLDOGS? A-LAW AND FOAL GROUP: JOINT RESPONSE.

25 September 2023

THE UNITED NATIONS RECOGNISES THAT CHILDREN SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM WITNESSING VIOLENCE TO ANIMALS. READ OUR PRESS RELEASE.

4 September 2023

THIS YEAR WE LAUNCHED A NATIONAL ANIMAL LAW DAY. LEARN MORE HERE.

14 July 2023

WHAT IMPACT HAS BREXIT HAD ON ANIMAL WELFARE POLICY? READ OUR REPORT.

23 June 2023

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Forgotten fish – legal protection at the time of killing farmed fish

Paula talks to Amro Hussain about legal protections for farmed fish in episode #23 of our Talking Animal Law podcast.

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Animal Law Day 2023

Help us celebrate animal law week, culminating in animal law day this July! Get involved 18-22 July.

Act for animals at your uni

Find out how to become a Student Member and get active for animals at your university!

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