On our News Page you can find the latest updates on animals in the countries of Asia, learn more about Animal Awareness Date, and get acknowledged with the participation of the Institute of Animal Law of Asia (IALA) in various projects and events.
Pit Bull Awareness Day
We are happy to announce our next animal law webinar on Zoom with Lori Marino, the Founder and President of the Whale Sanctuary Project and the Executive Director of the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, on November 4th, 2021!
In this presentation, Lori Marino will discuss the concept of nonhuman personhood from a philosophical and legal perspective focusing on the extensive scientific evidence that shows many animals meet the definition of personhood used in the law to protect human beings. She will then discuss the ways human cognitive biases and psychological defense mechanisms prevent nonhuman personhood from being accepted both legally and philosophically and why this concept is important for recognizing the independent rights of other animals beyond welfare.
Lori Marino is a neuroscientist formerly on the faculty of Emory University known for her work on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales, as well as primates, elephants, and farmed animals. She is also involved in various projects at the intersection of science and animal law and has worked closely with the Nonhuman Rights Project.
Open and Free to the public. Registration is required, find the link here.
Find more information on our Facebook event page.
Reptile Awareness Day
International Sloth Day
In our September Newsletter, you will find 6 research articles, two volumes of our news digest Asia Animal Law Bulletin, 5 species of animals, and international and national animal holidays. Last month, we also conducted the animal law webinar as part of the project "Enhancing Legal Regulations for Aquatic Animals in Kazakhstan."