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13 Jul 2018

Legal help: where to go and how to pay

Individuals and groups who are interested in using the law to protect animals, either through private prosecutions, public law challenges or other forms of litigation, should find useful this Commons Library briefing paper (published on 15 June 2018) ‘Legal help: where to go and how to pay’, which provides information about sources of legal help and advice, and how to pay for it, including: Finding legal help; Self-representation; Legal aid; Pro bono legal help; Other ways of finding legal advice, […]

23 Jun 2018

Want to study animal law? How will you choose the right masters for you? by Ann Broadhurst

Animal welfare is a very important topic, and the future of it depends on animal laws. For those who wish to study animal law, what options are available and how accessible is the information? Undertaking a masters course is often a key step towards a certain career. There are many factors to consider when choosing the best masters for you. Below are some useful sources which may enhance your search. Useful Sources One valuable source of information is the concise […]

20 Jun 2018

CAWSEL Course on Law and Companion Animal & Horse Welfare open for registration

CAWSEL (Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law) are delighted to return to St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, for the Law and Companion Animal and Horse Welfare course on 12-15 September 2018. What is CAWSEL? CAWSEL is a professionally developed range of courses providing attendees with a broad appreciation of animal welfare science, ethics and law. With a legacy spanning over two decades, CAWSEL is comprised of four Courses aimed at veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal welfare researchers, animal […]

17 Jun 2018

A-law volunteer, Alice Collinson, writes overview of UK animal law for the Animal Legal & Historical Centre

A-law Student & Academic Co-ordinator, Alice Collinson, has written an overview of animal law in the UK for the Animal Legal & Historical Centre. The Animal Legal and Historical Centre provides a full set of animal law legal material for the United States and for select countries, such as the United Kingdom. The Centre is run by Michigan State University College of Law under the editorship of Professor David Favre, one of the world’s leading animal law experts.  Alice’s overview is […]

04 Jun 2018

Latest edition of Animal Justice UK released

A-law’s Student Team is delighted to to released the fifth and latest edition of Animal Justice UK, our student eMagazine all about animal protection law and policy. Along with the latest news and reviews, in this edition: We launch our brand new feature, ‘AJUK Investigates’, which intends to highlight areas of animal protection law that are controversial, problematic or silent. We are grateful to Charlotte Hughes, who has contributed our very first ‘AJUK Investigates’ piece on badger baiting; Leicester University […]

01 Jun 2018

Conservation in the Tsavo National Park, Kenya by Hon. Justice Nzioki Wa Makau

Nzioki Wa Makau sits as a judge at the Industrial Court of Kenya and is Chairman of the Tsavo Trust. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in the Kenyan anti-corruption movement, having previously held positions at the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. It is at the crack of dawn. I woke up about 25 minutes ago, took a very brief shower and dressed in a light t-shirt and some jungle trousers and walked to the sitting […]

02 May 2018

NEW ARTICLE – For the Love of Darcie: Recognising the Human–Companion Animal Relationship in Housing Law and Policy

For the Love of Darcie: Recognising the Human–Companion Animal Relationship in Housing Law and Policy is a new article written by Debbie Rook, Principal Lecturer at Northumbria University, recently published in the Liverpool Law Review. Read the full article here. The author argues that legislation is needed in the UK to prevent landlords banning pets in residential properties. Existing legal distinctions towards the treatment of animals based on their ‘use’ (companion animals, farmed animals and those used for scientific research) should […]

01 May 2018

Tennessee Walking Horse Cruelty: By Rachel Smith

Image above: CounterCanter, Flickr Performance equine shows are a regular occurrence in many communities throughout the United States and demonstrate the incredible bond between horse and rider. However, the motivation to achieve the ‘perfect show horse’ can lead to extreme suffering. This blog discusses Tennessee Walking Horses, a breed which has been subjected to severe cruelty in the name of aesthetics. The Tennessee Walking Horse natural gait is a smooth 4 beat gait known as the running walk, with the […]

25 Apr 2018

Greyhounds Lose Out To Greed: by Rachel Smith

Image above: Nancy W Beach As a student of Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, I have closely followed developments in this divisive debate. In Australia, modern greyhound racing began in 1927[1] and there are now 19 tracks across six states, predominately in New South Wales (NSW). Geoff O’Conner, former chief executive of Greyhounds Australia, stated that ‘The Australian Greyhound industry is probably the best-run, the best-regulated and more in touch with animal welfare issues than any other greyhound industry or nation in the […]

15 Apr 2018

Why stricter sentencing for animal cruelty matters more than you think: By Alice Oven

Amidst fears of chlorine chickens and cheap low-welfare imports, a beacon of light for post-Brexit animal welfare has emerged in the form of Gove’s promise to increase the maximum sentence for serious animal cruelty in England. This draft bill, raising maximum jail time from six months to five years, is long overdue, bringing England into line with Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic, Australia and Canada. It’s an obvious cause for celebration for animal advocates and lawyers but, actually, human criminal […]