Monthly Archives: August 2016

31 Aug 2016

Volunteering for the WSPA by Eirian Whitehead

“I have always loved animals and as an LPC student I have been able to progress from my dreams of becoming the next Joy Adamson.” Eirian Whitehead on volunteering for the WSPA Eirian studied a history degree at King’s College London and completed her GDL at the University of Law. She is currently studying her LPC whilst acting as a voluntary legal assistant for Cats Protection. I have always loved animals and as an LPC student I have been able […]

31 Aug 2016

Ritual Slaughter by Dr Peter Bowen Walker

“Animal welfare, freedom of thought and conscience, and a free internal market are all core principles of the EU. Yet… these core principles are compromised to a greater or lesser extent in relation to the ritual slaughter issue.” Dr Peter Bowen Walker on ritual slaughter and animal welfare Peter is a biological scientist, lecturer and a part-time law student with an interest in animal welfare, habitat protection and environmental law. This article is reproduced with the kind permission of the […]

31 Aug 2016

Why Animal Law? by Sam Hawke

“At some point, you realise that reliance on bare species membership as the primary criterion for moral status is indefensible, and you (begrudgingly) let it go.” Sam Hawke explains why animal law is the way to go Sam is training to be a barrister in London. He has a degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Law. He spent some time as a paralegal at Leigh Day, and now volunteers at Islington Law Centre. I first became interested in animal […]

31 Aug 2016

Pursuing animal law: an Australian student’s perspective by Sally Jones

“As a teenager the three most influential features of my academic life were the environment, the law, and animal advocacy… I was introduced to animal law at 15, when I was handed an animal rights pamphlet.” Sally Jones shares an Australian student’s perspective Sally joined the Law Society of England and Wales as the administrator for the Corporate Responsibility, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team in October 2014. Shortly before arriving in London, Sally completed her LLB (Hons) and Bachelor of […]

25 Aug 2016

Book Review: ‘Leviathan or, The Whale’ by Philip Hoare

Grace Wright, a BPTC student at BPP, was the runner-up in our 2015 Student Essay Competition. In this blog post she reviews Philip Hoare’s book, “Leviathan or, The Whale”. An eclectic blend of autobiography, travelogue, nature essay, social history and literary critique, Philip Hoare’s Leviathan is as enigmatic as the whale itself. Hoare weaves the numerous narrative threads together with expert literary craft to produce a truly beautiful book – a lone whale-lover’s heartfelt apology to the creatures that we have […]

21 Aug 2016

Day of Action: Animals Are Not Freight – 29th August 2016

Show your support for ending long distance transportation of live animals by getting involved in the Animals Are Not Freight Day of Action on Monday 29th August 2016. Animals Are Not Freight (www.notfreight.org) is encouraging individuals and organisations to get behind the movement to end this controversial practice, which sees millions of animals transported in inhumane and dangerous conditions every year. The 29th August has been chosen since it marks the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies of the […]