Animals & Biodiversity
Think Tank Programme
The Global Animal Law GAL Association was founded in Zurich in 2016 and was born from the last thirty years of experience and conviction of attorney Dr. Antoine F. Goetschel. It aims to become the independent, worldwide pioneering authority for the health and protection of animals through the law.
Together with Dr. iur. Sabine Brels (Co-Founder) GAL has drafted the UN Convention on Animal Health and Protection ( UNCAHP ). GAL is of the opinion that the anchoring of animal protection in the UN is a central condition to achieve a better position for the dignity of animals worldwide. It is the vision of GAL that the possible use of healthy animals takes place with dignity and recognition of the value of the animals.
MAI was established to improve the status of nonhuman animals and alleviate nonhuman animal exploitation by facilitating research and discourse among scholars, students, artists, activists, advocates (and members of the general population) in the transdisciplinary field of animal studies. MAI’s main objectives are to further the development of nonhuman animal studies internationally and to help establish legal and moral protections for nonhuman animals.
ACTAsia initiates education programmes aimed at children, consumers, and professionals for gradual and sustainable social change. The global pandemic is a direct result of exploiting nature. Our natural environment, humans and other animals are at risk if we don’t act now to encourage responsible and compassionate behaviours through education.
We believe that respect for people, animals and the environment will lead to a more compassionate and sustainable world.
CEDA Chile (Center for Chilean Animal Law Studies) is the first center for Animal Law studies established in Chile. It was founded in 2019 to contribute to the dogmatic development of Animal Law in Chile and the world and thus tend to the generation of cultural conditions that allow the absolute liberation of non-human animals. Through its South American, North American, and European volunteers, it develops legal research, coordinates academic activities, and advises animal organizations. Besides, through its Intersectional Literature area, it develops the issue of animal liberation in conjunction with feminist, LGBTIQ+, indigenous perspectives.
Institute of Animal Law of Asia is an educational research center dedicated to offering news, articles, and comprehensive and up-to-date information on the issues of animal law and policy all over Asia and the world, aiming at raising awareness in more individuals and communities about the threats that animals face every day.
The Centro de Estudios de Derecho Animal Argentina is an independent organisation that was created with the aim of establishing in Argentina a national and international reference point for research, study and academic development of Animal Law in the legal system.