ALAW welcomes new trustee: Mike Radford, OBE LLB

ALAW is pleased to announce that Mike Radford, OBE LLB has joined our board of trustees.

Mike is Reader in Law at the University of Aberdeen. He established the first UK animal welfare law course in 1992, since when he has taught and lectured widely on the subject in addition to working extensively on the development of animal welfare law and policy with politicians, officials, veterinarians, NGOs, and other interested parties.

Mike is presently a trustee of Dogs Trust, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, and OneKind; a member of the All Party Group on Animal Welfare; and a visiting lecturer at both Edinburgh and Glasgow Vet Schools.

He has previously been a member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council, the Dog Advisory Council, the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Board of the RCVS, a trustee of PDSA, Chairman of the Secretary of State’s Circus Working Group, and acted as ‘critical friend’ to Stephen Wooler in producing his report on RSPCA prosecutions. He was a founder member of both ALAW and the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association.

Mike was appointed OBE in 2008 for services to animal welfare law.  He lives in the Highlands with Janet, the remnants of a flock of pet sheep, and a succession of dogs rehomed from Dogs Trust.

APRIL 2016: see Mike Radford’s written and oral submissions to the EFRA Sub-Committee on animal welfare here.

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