Fellows

Marine Lercier

Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Animals & Biodiversity

Marine is a French lawyer specialized in International and European Law. After an international experience in Human Rights Law, Warfare Law and Transitional Justice, she earned a master’s degree in Animal Law & Society with honors at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She wished to complete her training with the ambition of advocating, researching and implementing animal rights in addition to human rights after becoming aware of the interconnectedness of these issues, and the relationship between human and animal health and welfare. She therefore strives to adopt an intersectional and anti-speciesist approach to legal research. She is a PhD candidate (Global Law and Human Security) and pre-doctoral researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she taught Animal Welfare Law and Roman Law. Her research focuses on Global Animal Law, Animal Labour and Racehorse Welfare with the aim of improving the welfare of racehorses and their protection at the end of their career. She actively researches and advocates for the decommodification of animals and the recognition of their legal status as non-human persons with rights to empower them in the human-animal society.

Dr Yoriko Otomo

Fellow

Global Research Network

I am a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts, a Research Associate at SOAS, Governor for the Network for International Law Students, member of the Global Animal Law Expert Group, and I am on the Board of Minding Animals International. I am a Series Editor for Anthem Press, on the editorial board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal, and an External Examiner for universities in the UK. I live in England with my beloved partner, three sons, three hens and two cats.​

Junior Fellows

Rebecca Madrid

Junior Fellow

Graduate Student in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter

Rebecca is a graduate student in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter and co-host of The Shifting Lens podcast, which aims to make critical Anthrozoological concepts more accessible to non-academics. Rebecca’s research focuses on how ecocentric Asian elephant tourism camps in Myanmar construct the image of a ‘retirement sanctuary’ for those lumber industry elephants that have been laid off or injured. They believe that recognition of these elephant individuals as workers in multi-species workplaces can positively impact their wellbeing.

Jerico Fiestas Flores

Junior Fellow

PhD Candidate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Alberta (Canada)

Jerico Fiestas Flores is a peruvian PhD Candidate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Alberta (Canada). His research focuses on the economics of land and water reclamation, as well as animal welfare and food security. He is a bachelor in Economics by the Pacific University (Peru) and a MSc. in Ecological Economics by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). He has experience working in public institutions and non-profit organizations in Latin America, North America and Europe.

Marcia Condoy Truyenque

Junior Fellow

Animal Law LLM at Lewis & Clark Law School

Marcia Condoy Truyenque is an Animal Law LLM at Lewis & Clark Law School after receiving a full scholarship from the Center for Animal Law Studies. She is a Peruvian lawyer with work experience in Labor Law and Constitutional Law, and investigative experience in International Law, International Human Rights Law and Animal Law. She has been a Research Fellow at Ankawa International Human Rights Organization, where she also was Director of the Center for Research and Defense of Vulnerable Populations in 2020. Also, she has been the AFADA Argentina Organization’s Peru correspondent until February 2022. Currently, she directs the Animal Law area of Preston+ Law Firm, the first law firm in Peru with a specialized area in this matter. Her research focuses on labor rights for animals, animal dignity, and the relationship between human rights and animal rights. Since 2021, she is part of the working group of the Convention on Animal Protection (CAP), a draft treaty based on the One Health approach to prevent future pandemics.