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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]

Horse Racing

The cruelty of horseracing in Australia is usually overlooked due to its social and historical significance.

Racing places enormous pressure on the immature skeletal systems of young horses and regularly leads to lung-bleeding, while a high incidence of stomach ulcers occurs from the high-concentrate grain diets.

Slower or injured horses are routinely discarded by the industry. An estimated 20,000 horses end up at Australian slaughterhouses or ‘knackeries’ each year, with thousands enduring hellish journeys over many days to reach the abattoirs. Much of the horse meat is then shipped to Asia and Europe.


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