ADVOCACY NOT APATHY

Classed as property, animals have no legal voice: they need lawyers to advocate for them. Lawyers for Animals is a volunteer-based organisation dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through education and the law.

Animal Law Clinic Launch

June 2nd, 2013

The Hon. Justice Marcia Neave and Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls launching the Animal Law Clinic at Friends of the Earth on 9 May 2013 (photo – Lea Croyden). Click here to see more photos


The Hon. Justice Marcia Neave and Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls

Animal Law Clinic

April 25th, 2013

Lawyers for Animals has partnered with the Fitzroy Legal Service to provide an Animal Law Clinic. The Clinic runs every Friday evening. Please contact Fitzroy Legal Service to make an appointment.

Please note that this clinic operates with the primary motivation of animal welfare.

Mulesing

Mulesing is performed annually on over 20 million Australian Merino lambs. It involves taking a crescent-shaped slice of skin (5-7 cm) from either buttock (the ‘breach’) of a sheep, without anaesthetic, and results in abnormal behaviour for up to three days.

Despite industry’s promise to phase-out mulesing by 2010, many retailers throughout Europe have boycotted Australian wool due to overwhelming consumer concern.

More humane alternatives to surgical mulesing, such as intradermal injections prompting fleece to fall away from the breach (permanently) through a process of necrosis, are currently not receiving the support they require from Australia’s wool industry.


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