The Animal Law Committee focuses on the laws that govern the legal status and treatment of animals in Australia. By using our collective knowledge and skills, we strive to improve these laws and ensure their proper enforcement so that all creatures, great and small, can live a life free from pain and suffering.
The Committee is made up of a diverse group of individuals. Some of us are practitioners in large commercial firms and others sole practitioners. Some of us are government lawyers, while others are law students.
Despite our differences we share a common passion – to strive for the protection of animals.
Who we are
What we do
Initially established as the Animal Rights Committee, we are guided by a strong set of objectives and have more than 10 years experience responding to animal protection issues. More…
From essay competitions and information sessions, annual appeals and policy submissions, the Committee is at the forefront of the Animal Law movement. More....
Get involved in Animal Law
Practitioners from all areas of law who are passionate about animal law can put their skills to great use in this emerging field. More...
We have compiled a number of information resources including links to relevant organisations and legislation. More…
To join the Animal Law Committee, you don't need to be an expert in the field, just passionate about the cause. See the Committees' How to join page for contact details or to subscribe to our email list, then come along to one of our monthly meetings.