Monthly Archives: April 2015

29 Apr 2015

US Judge issues Order to Show Cause for chimpanzees

29 April 2015 For the first time in history, a court in the United States has issued an Order to Show Cause on behalf of a non-human animal. The case was brought by the Non-human Rights Project (NhRP) on behalf of two chimpanzees used for biomedical research at Stony Brook University (NY). The Order now requires the University to provide a legally sufficient reason for detaining the chimpanzees. The NhRP believes this is a promising step towards the recognition of […]

20 Apr 2015

Applications invited for the Animal Law LLM Scholarship

20 April 2015 We are pleased to share with you some exciting news from Natasha Dolezal, J.D., who is Director of the Animal Law LL.M. Program at the Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School, USA: I am writing to share with you an exciting opportunity for European lawyers interested in animal law. We are pleased to announce, along with Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR), the TIR European Scholar LL.M. Award for the academic year […]

10 Apr 2015

2015 Essay Competition – call for entries

10 April 2015 “The Hunting Act 2004 has been a useless piece of legislation and therefore should be repealed” Discuss. This year’s essay competition is now open, with the chance to win £100 of book vouchers and have your essay published in the Journal of Animal Welfare Law. Update: The closing date has been extended to 5pm on 28th August 2015. For full details click here.