On this Page, you will find the external projects within the 2021-2022 Program that will be focused on educating individuals on the importance of developing animal law in mainland China and Kazakhstan.
In February 2021, the team members of the Institute of Animal Law of Asia (IALA), the Managing Director and the Executive Director, have been selected in the inaugural round of the Global Ambassador Program (GAP) for 2021-2022!
Last fall, the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) launched the Global Ambassador Program (GAP), an initiative "to cultivate animal law education and advocacy abroad," "to pioneer animal law education through advocacy and outreach in their home countries," and to develop the animal law field. CALS Ambassadors will also be invited to speak at the Global Animal Law Summit organized by the Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS), either virtually or in person.
Zihao Yu, our Executive Director, developed a project on farmed animals' welfare in mainland China. It will be focused on improving the awareness of welfare for animals used in agriculture in mainland China through education. The activities that Zihao plans to achieve in his Project include field research, a debate competition, and webinars - all designed for law students, activists, and scholars in China.
Zihao earned his LL.B with the National Scholarship of China and LL.M in Law of Environmental and Resources Conservation with the Postgraduate Special Academic Scholarship at Peking University, and his LLM thesis was honored with the Scholarship of Zhongda Thesis of Environment Law and his exchange study at Lund University was honored with the Jingjiang Scholarship for Young Leaders. He also was a recipient of the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy International Scholarship and earned his LL.M in Animal Law, having been one of the first Animal Law LLM graduates from China.
Zihao studied the effectiveness of legislation and the interaction between law, culture, and sustainable development in China. He conducted research on animal law in China and comparative studies.