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Law reform for all animals in Australia is desperately needed. You don’t need to be a lawyer to tell politicians and others responsible for administering animal laws how important animal welfare is to you. There are a range of ways you can take action, from writing a letter or making a phone call, to making a submission on an Act, Regulation, Code or Policy which is under review.

You can also support organisations like ours, so that we may undertake more work for animals. To find out how to become a member of Lawyers for Animals, please click here.

For practical suggestions on how to lobby for animals, please see Animals Australia and Voiceless.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or know of a legal issue you think we should campaign about, or if you would like to use Lawyers for Animals’ name and resources for your own lobbying campaign.

Previous letters and submissions by Lawyers for Animals may be found in Projects.

ANIMAL LAW IN AUSTRALIA

LEGAL CHALLENGES IN ANIMAL WELFARE

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

List of animal law journal articles

CASES

List of animal law cases

BOOKS

List of animal law books

ANIMAL LAW SUBJECT PROPOSAL

Animal Law in Universities (2006) [PDF: 91KB]

Kangaroo Culling

Around 30 million Australian kangaroos have been killed over the last decade, and at least three million young left orphaned.

Joeys remain dependent on their mothers for survival for between 18 months and about 3 years. If orphaned joeys are not killed, they die of starvation, exposure, dehydration or predation.

Under the applicable Code of Practice, small, furred pouch young (that are easily held with little struggle) must be euthanased by a forceful blow which destroys the functional capacity of the brain. According to the new Draft Code of Practice, this “may be achieved by forcefully swinging the head of the young against a solid metal object (e.g. tow bar of a vehicle).”


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