It's not unusual for a private organisation or a charity to conduct a court case challenging governance performance, standards or positions. PETA, Greenpeace and the Animal Legal Defence Fund ("ALDF") are just a few of the many organisations who have taken their challenge to the courtroom.
In July 2020 the New Zealand Animal Law Society went to the High Court to review whether the use of cages in pig farming is illegal under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Media reports on the internet and on television demonstrate the polarised views...more >>
Do animals "think" and "feel"? Yes? No?
China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock. The move is reportedly a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential “game changer” in animal welfare.
Page 1 of the book "Animals, Welfare and the Law" states: Mentioning "mad cow disease", "foot-and-mouth disease", "bird flu", or "swine flu" is usually enough to have people agreeing that issues of animal-related disease control have a significant impact not just on the animals who suffer from the disease, but also on people and economies.
Now add COVID-19 to that list.
Unsurprisingly,animal welfare advocates across the globe point to the latest pandemic as yet another illustration and...more >>