Student initiative seeks to improve global animal welfare

A student initiative led by the University of Leicester’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter is seeking to improve animal welfare on a global scale.

On Saturday 24 February, experts from the US, Canada, Switzerland and the UK will come together to attend The Global Animal Education and Law Conference, discussing animal rights and welfare with the aim of minimising animal suffering worldwide. The conference is free and open to the public.

Organised by the University of Leicester’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter in collaboration with the University of Leicester Law Society and US organisation the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the conference will provide an exciting opportunity for students, staff and the general public to explore and find out more about animal rights.

The conference will take place from 8 am- 6:30pm, featuring a range of experts delivering talks on their respective fields. Keynote speakers will be attending the lecture in person and via Skype.

Final year Law student and President of the Leicester Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter Tiffany Mitchell will be hosting the event.

Tiffany said: “The aim of the conference is to discuss and raise awareness of the vast animal issues and the role of legal activism, globally. We will hear from leading professionals with great experience in each of their respective fields and the conference will be accessible to everyone. We hope to welcome a broad audience, as we feel this is an increasingly important and arising issue at an international level. “