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[Please find the Final Program of the II Global Animal Law Conference at the end of this document]

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Thursday, 10th

9:00 Welcome, Introductions

Professor Ferran Sancho, rector of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Professor Marita Giménez-Candela, Host

Professor Jean Pierre Marguénaud, Université de Limoges (France)


Professor Jean-Pierre Marguénaud. Université de Limoges. France

“The emergence of a new legal discipline in Europe: Animal Law”

9:20 Panel #1 Animal Issues in China

Chair: JProfessor Thomas Kelch, University of Whittier, U.S.

-Professor Deborah Cao, Griffith University, Australia, “Dog Management in China: a National Discussion”

-Dean Song Wei, School of Public Affairs, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), “How to Stop Shark Fin Consumption in China: Social and Legal Analysis”

-Associate Professor Amanda Whitfort, University of Hong Kong, “National Law Reform in China for Animals”

10:50 Coffee Break

11:10 Panel #2 Animal Issues in the European Union

Chair: Marguerite Kuzma, EU Policy Coordinator, DG Health & Consumers, Veterinary and International Affairs.

-Associate Professor Francesca Rescigno, Universita Di Bologna, Italy, “Italian Animal Law”

-Professor Regina Binder, University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, “Legal Protection of Laboratory Animals in the EU”

- Marguerite Kuzma, EU Policy Coordinator, DG Health & Consumers, Veterinary and International Affairs, “40 years of EU Policies on Animal Welfare”


12:40 Lunch Break

Afternoon breakout sessions with choice of two panels:

2:00 Panel #3 – Teaching Animal Law

Chair, Natasha Dolezal, Director LLM program, Lewis & Clark College of Law, United States

-Professor Maria Baideldinova, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan, “My Experiences in Teaching Animal Law for the first time in my Country”

-Assistant Dean Pamela Frasch, Lewis & Clark Law School, United States, “Building an Education Center in Animal Law”

-Tagore Trajano, PhD, Animal Law, Brazil, “How to bring Animal Law to the Classrooms of Brazil”

-Carlos Contreras, PhD, Animal Law, Colombia\Spain, “ "How the Master’s Degree in Animal Law & Society at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Enhances the Legal Knowledge about Animals within a Global Context." 


2:00 Panel #4 – Global Issues

Chair, Enrique Alonso, Permanent State Councillor, Spain

-Paul Littlefair, International Director, RSPCA, UK, “Animal Law Enforcement in Practice – Examples from East Asia”

-Dr. Gieri Bolliger, Attorney, Executive Director of Foundation for the Animal in the Law, Switzerland, "Protection of Dignity: Switzerland Sets a New Standard in Animal Law".

- Professor Thomas Kelch, University of Whittier, U.S, “Toward Universal Principles for Global Animal Advocacy”

3:30 Coffee Break

4:00 Featured Speakers #1

Chair: Professor David Favre, Michigan State University College of Law, Editor-in-Chief: www.animallaw.info

- Antoine F. Goetschel, International Animal Law and Ethics Consultant, Zurich, Switzerland, “Global Roadmap for the Animal in the Law – An Option”

4:30 Featured Speakers #2

Chair: Joyce Tischler, Founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund

-Steven Wise, President, NonHuman Rights Project, United States, “Update on Litigation Filed on Behalf of Chimpanzees”

5:00 End of Presentations

7.00 Reception offered by Barcelona City Council.

Friday, 11th

9:00 Welcome Back, Associate Dean Pamela Frasch, Instructions

9:20 Panel #5 Animal Issues around the World

Chair: Professor Heron José de Santana Gordilho, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

-Professor David Bilchitz, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, “Animal Interests and South African Law: the Elephant in the Room?”

-Professor Paul Locke, John Hopkins University, United States, “Animal Testing in US and EU”

-Professor Marita Giménez-Candela, Spain

“How Increasing Awareness of Animal Sentience Impacts Animal Law”

-Associate Professor Alex Bruce, Australian National University College of Law, “International Trade in Live Animals”

10:50 Coffee Break

11:10 Panel #6 Agricultural Animal Issues

Chair: Jean-Marc Neumann, French lawyer, the Founder and Editor of the web page: www.animaletdroit.com.

-Professor David Cassuto – Pace Law School, United States, “Free Speech and Viewing Agricultural Animal Facilities”

-Professor Martine LaChance, Université du Québec à Montréal “Montréal “Impact of religious beliefs on the protection of animals”

-Professor Peter Sankoff – University of Alberta, “Canadian Codes for Regulation of Agricultural Animals”

-Senior Researcher Birgitta Wahlberg, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, “The Regulation of Commercial Turkey Operations”

12:40 Lunch Break

Afternoon Breakout with choice of one of two panels

2:00 Panel #7 – Young Scholar Presentations

Chair: Steven Wise, President, Nonhuman Rights Project

-Moe Honjo, LLM student at Lewis & Clark Law School, "Introduction to Japanese Animal Law and Dramatic Changes to Animal Shelter"

-Loïs Lelanchon, PhD candidate at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, “Comparison of Spanish and French Animal Law”

- Cristina Bécares and María González, Spanish attorneys “Update of Spanish Animal Law.”

- Samuel Leon, PhD candidate, Universidad Autònoma de México, Mexico, "Progress and Challenges of Animal Law in Mexico"


2:00 Panel #8 – Cultural Perspectives

Chair: Professor Deborah Cao, School of Languages and Linguistics Griffith University, Australia.

-Professor Olivier Le Bot, Aix-Marseille University, France "The Limitation of Animal Protection for Religious or Cultural Reasons"

-Natasha Dolezal, Director LLM Program, Lewis & Clark Law School, United States “Kenya Legal Project”

-Associate Professor Gustavo Federico de Baggis, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina, "Arthur Bear’s Dilemma".

3:30 Coffee Break

4:00 Featured Speakers #3

Chair: Professor Marita Giménez-Candela, creator of the Animal Law Program at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona.

Professor David Favre, Michigan State University College of Law, United States, “An idea for Animal Rights, A Path for Animal Welfare”

4:30 Featured Speakers #4

Chair: Assistant Dean Pamela Frasch, Executive Director of the Center for Animal law Studies at Lewis & Clark College of Law

Joyce Tischler, Founder, Animal Legal Defense Fund. “How Litigation Can Be Used to Protect Animals”

5:00 End of Conference


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