2013 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series

In its seventh year, the 2013 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will present the nation’s leading legal minds to discuss different approaches of animal law including constitutions and treaties that provide protection for animals, regulatory issues, standing, property status and ethics.

Exploring these legal considerations for the Lecture Series, Voiceless is proud to present our international keynote speaker, Antoine F. Goetschel.

Antoine is a Swiss lawyer based in Zurich with a career focus on animal law. Currently partner at law firm Krepper Knecht Partner, Antoine was previously the animal welfare lawyer for the Canton of Zurich. The first position of its kind worldwide, Antoine represented the interests of animals in criminal cases as a public official.

As the founder and former Director of the Foundation for the Animal and a specialist in human-animal-relationships in Swiss and international law, Antoine has represented animal interests in cruelty cases and played a prominent role in Swiss animal law referendums. He fought successfully for having the “dignity of living beings” protected by the Swiss Constitution and for animals being recognised as non-objects in legislation.

As one of the world’s leading animal rights lawyers and a pioneer in this field, Antoine Goetschel will undoubtedly deliver an inspiring and insightful presentation on the potential future of animal law. Antoine is the keynote speaker for the 2013 Animal Law Lecture Series and will be presenting at all locations.

Registrations for the 2013 Animal Law Lecture Series will be open Wednesday 13 March.