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Call for new animal cruelty authority in Victoria in Leader Online (5 July 2016)

Melbourne courts hold mock trials during Law Week in Leader Online (7 May 2016)

Animal Law Clinic article in Herald Sun (24 April 2013)

Lawyers dogged about animal rights [PDF: 268KB]
LFA in The Law Institute Journal (July 2005)

BY LFA

Public Letters and Submissions by LFA

LFA Newsletter – August
This edition contains two pieces on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in relation to African lions and the ivory trade respectively.

LFA Newsletter – July
Meet Henry the vegan baby and learn more about our Volunteer Coordinator, Katherine Cooke.

LFA Newsletter – June
Read about the closure of the Bureau of Animal Welfare, the possible emergence of ag-gag laws in Australia, and the ethics and regulation of zoos in an article written by one of LFA’s volunteers.

LFA Newsletter – May
Learn more about our Vice President in our “Member Profile” and read what Will Potter had to say about Ag-Gag laws.

LFA Newsletter – April

LFA Newsletter – March

LFA Newsletter – February

Lawyers for Animals Year In Review
Read about the work of LFA and other animal law developments in 2013.

Before You Buy That: Ad Campaign
LFA’s series of ads in the Melbourne and Sydney editions of MX about the suffering of millions of factory farmed animals in Australia, in particular, pigs, chickens and dairy cows.

Is common law the key to upholding an animal’s right not to suffer? [PDF: 114KB]
LFA in The Australian Law Reform Commission Journal (3 April 2008)

Animal cruelty laws lack punch [PDF: 20KB]
LFA in The Age Newspaper (26 January 2008)

Why do animals need lawyers? [PDF: 150KB]
LFA in the Young Lawyers Journal (2005)

Pigs

Of the many animals exposed to the horrors of factory farming, pigs have perhaps suffered the most.

Despite having personalities and intellects similar to dogs, sows are kept almost continually pregnant, and confined to stalls where they are unable to turn around or express their natural behaviours.

The chronic stress means they spend much of their time engaged in purposeless behaviour, such as head waving or bar biting.

Prior to giving birth, sows are moved to farrowing crates; barren, concrete enclosures where mother pigs spend weeks at a time on their bellies as they wean their young. They have no chance to form any lasting bond with their offspring.


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