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Center for Animal Law Studies

Tony Gerrans

  • Natasha Dolezal

Cape Town, South Africa

Animal Law LLM Candidate ’19

Tony is a recipient of our International Advocates Animal Law LLM Scholarship. He was born in Johannesburg, lives now in Cape Town, South Africa, and has worked in government, private business and the not-for-profit sector, primarily in the agricultural and animal welfare fields.

As a Principal Planner in the Restitution Research Directorate of the South African Department of Land Affairs, he was part of the team researching and advising the post-apartheid Commission on Restitution of Land Rights on the legal validity of land restitution claims filed by victims of South Africa’s racially-based ‘separate development’ policy.

Tony has also served as a trustee of the Humane Education Trust, the South African affiliate of Compassion in World Farming, and was involved with the establishment of a farmed animal sanctuary in Franschhoek outside Cape Town. He currently serves as legal advisor to the Cape Animal Welfare Forum and has chaired the sub-committee tasked with driving the revision of the Cape Town City Animal By-law.

On completion of his studies at Lewis and Clark, he will return to Cape Town, South Africa, and will take up full time with Humane Society International as the Executive Director of African Operations.