The Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW) is a charity which aims to bring together lawyers interested in animal protection law to share experience and to harness that expertise for the benefit of the animal protection community, including by securing more comprehensive and effective laws and better enforcement of existing animal protection laws. Are you a lawyer interested in animal welfare? Please join us.


A conference on the theme of ‘Suffering’, held jointly between AWSELVA and ALAW, will take place on 13th April 2016 at the University of Surrey. More details are available on the AWESLVA website.


Picture shows Liz Tyson, Animal Protection Consultant, speaking at an ALAW meeting about the DEFRA consultation on Animal Establishment Licensing, March 2016.

Julia Carr

Julia Carr from Canine Action UK also addressed the meeting. The DEFRA consultation ran from December 2015 until 12th March 2016. We now await the summary of the responses received.