For 30 years, Kaavan—an elephant gifted from the Sri Lankan government to Pakistan in 1985—has been languishing in chains at the Marghzar Zoo. In an unprecedented and progressive step for animal welfare, a High Court in Pakistan has ruled that treating animals cruelly amounts to an infringement of life guaranteed by the Pakistan Constitution and has ordered Kaavan released to a sanctuary. Hira Jaleel, Animal Law LLM (’20), summarizes this groundbreaking decision from her home country of Pakistan.
In This Together, For The Animals
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In this blog piece, Professors Erica Lyman and Nick Fromherz address why the Global North must slam the brakes on the wildlife trade—because human health, wildlife conservation, and international justice demand import moratoria.
The thesis work of our graduating Animal Law LLM Class of 2020 perfectly captures the broad diversity of animal law and demonstrates the many ways that our graduates plan to use their specialized knowledge to improve animal protection in the U.S. and abroad. Please join us in congratulating our graduates on their exceptional thesis work!