Where do our funds come from?

Our current activities are largely funded by membership fees and private donations. This income covers our running costs, including the cost of publishing the Journal of Animal Law.

In 2016 we received a grant from the cosmetics company, Lush, towards our work with the Wildlife and Countryside Link Animal Welfare Strategy group (‘WCL’), advancing animal interests through the Brexit process. This money has been used to cover the expenses of the project, such as printing and ancillary costs and does not include any of A-law's operational costs.

With the Link Animal Welfare Strategy Group, we are leading a Brexit taskforce. It is important that the laws protecting animals are not weakened when the UK leaves the EU. With many animal protection laws deriving from Europe, animal interests must be protected to ensure that their protection is not weakened by withdrawal from the EU. It is also important to ensure that the UK continues to have input at EU level in driving animal protection laws forward internationally, even if not as a formal partner. The UK Centre for Animal Law is coordinating efforts to ensure that animal protection laws are maintained and strengthened in this period and following Brexit.


We do not have premises, so our overheads are minimal and all donated income goes directly to helping improve animal protection through the law.


We are currently fundraising to employ a full-time coordinator. A-law relies solely upon volunteer support. In order to ensure that the group is able to continue its work in the long term, we desperately need funds to employ a coordinator to drive forward the group’s work and to increase its outreach to animal charities and NGOs.

We are also seeking funds to help towards legal costs and funding for strategic litigation, where the need for this is identified.


There are many ways you can help us to raise the necessary funds to improve animal protection laws. Below are some of the ways you might get involved and participate in our fundraising events.

Film Fests

Spread the word to friends, family, and anyone who could use a lesson on animal welfare - or just a night out - and host screenings of recent documentaries on animal law, welfare, and status around the world. Enjoy movie-watching treats from a donate-what-you-choose snack bar, thus raising funds and learning about the latest issues to grab international attention, as well as enjoying your favourite treats.

CAL 5K Run For the Animals

Forget your stuffy gym, and instead run outside to support our work for the animals!

A sponsored 5k run is a great way to raise money and get fit, all in a good cause.

Legal Dog Walk Sponsorship package

Why not fundraise and keep fit by organising a sponsored dog walk for your firm? Like your favorite competitive race or walk, except this time you get to run with your dog - or whoever your beloved pet is! Just try to go a few paces without your pooch stopping to make new friends - we doubt it will be possible! Get all your dog-loving friends to sponsor you and Fido for a great cause.

For a copy of our Legal Dog Walk fundraising pack email [email protected].

University Bake Sales

Save room for dessert when our excellent Student Volunteers run vegan bake sales at their respective universities, or follow suit and host one at your place of business. They can be themed to coincide with a holiday or provide a happy break from the normal routine.

Contact our student officer, Edwina Bowles, at [email protected] for details on how to run your own.

Gala Dinner and Auction

Don your finest and bid on exciting prizes at our Gala Dinner event, complete with live and silent auctions! Post on our blog a photograph of your fundraising team and encourage others to get involved too.

Details to follow.


We have sponsorship opportunities open to law firms and chambers. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our events, please let us know. We would also gratefully receive any contributions towards the cost of running the group so that we can provide legal help to more charities and NGO’s, and do more to improve the legal protection for animals.

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