About us

Founded in 2016, Animal Law is a nonprofit organisation based in Italy which aims to bring together lawyers and other professionals interested in the progress of animal law. Our aspiration is to strengthen the development of more comprehensive and effective laws and to achieve a better enforcement of existing animal protection laws in Italy and Europe.

What we do

We organise meetings, conferences, training courses for lawyers, veterinaries and other professional about animal welfare legislation and related topics.

We have launched a campaign to emend the Italian Civil Code, in order to declare animals “sentient beings”. Similar legal provisions have already been passed in France, Germany and Switzerland.

We contribute to the development of animal studies, running an online magazine focusing on current issues in animal law, welfare and ethics. We also operate to help spreading public discussion on the topic of animal rights.

We have also successfully carried out educational projects in schools and are planning to launch cooperations with universities.

Finally, we provide professional legal advice for individuals and organisations on animal law subjects.

European operations

Even though we are currently focused on Italy, we have planned to start our European operations by the end of 2018.

At the moment, we are actively working to have our English website fully functional by January 2018 and an English version of our webzine is due by the third quarter of the same year.

➡︎ Visit our main website (in Italian)

➡︎ “Diritti Animali” webzine (in Italian)


We appreciate any donations and use the money collected for our activities.


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Contact Us

Animal Law APS

Via Raffaele Bovio 4 – 70126 BARI (ITALY)

Email (general inquiries): info@animal-law.it
Tel. +39 080 8806675 – Fax +39 080 9693292
Office hours: 9 am -1 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm, Mon. to Fri.

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