Take Action

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]

Companion Animals

Despite the happiness we see in the lives of some companion animals, the stark reality for Australia’s less fortunate cats and dogs should not be overlooked.

Unrestricted breeding, poor identification and a lack of regulation of pet shops and ‘backyard breeders’ are just some of the problems leading to the deaths of nearly 200,000 ‘surplus’ cats and dogs in Australia each year.

Increased law enforcement in the areas of early de-sexing and identification (such as a point-of-sale registration scheme) coupled with better education about ‘impulse’ buying, would lead to a marked fall in the over-population of our cherished pet species.


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