About our mission

We help and create a new framework for the global discussion on animals in law

In short, the goal and aim of GAL is to help and create a new framework for the global discussion on animals in law. GAL is an independent and worldwide pioneering authority for the health and protection of animals in the law.

The global approach of GAL includes the idea of "One Health" for a healthy planet where healthy humans and animals can live along in harmony together. The health of the animals is understood as a state of complete physical, mental and social welfare.


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Global Animal Law
Global Animal Law

About us

GAL aims to be the leading organization in Global Animal Law.

It provides key expertise and legal guidance to improve the protection of all animals worldwide.

  • GAL Database
  • GAL Expert Group
  • GAL Matrix
  • GAL Friendly Index
  • GAL Animal Guide

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Our Projects

Learn about our current projects

Our projects for the animal in the law.


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News and current topics on animals in the law

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GAL NEWS - December 2020


2020 is ending and 2021 is coming with new possibilities for animal protection.

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GAL NEWS - October 2020


Dear GAL Experts, Despite the world uncertainties, the global consciousness continues to rise up for the animals. We are all part of this enlightening movement.

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GAL NEWS - July 2020


Dearest GAL Experts,
After a time of deep maturation, good seeds are now coming to light. In this Newsletter we are glad to present you some innovations, in particular the new GAL website and the …

UNCAHP - UN Convention on Animal Health and Protection

UNCAHP - UN Convention on Animal Health and Protection


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Frequently Asked Questions

Most common questions and answers about GAL.

There are other international NGOs working in the animal protection field but GAL is unique in Global Animal Law, being the leading expert organization working in this field.

The Global Animal Law GAL Association was founded in 2016 by Dr. iur. Antoine F. Goetschel in Zurich, after the GAL project was first launched in July 2014 by him and the co-founder Dr. iur. Sabine Brels.
GAL's objective is to improve the protection of all animals through law. In other words, GAL aims to provide the necessary tools and expert guidance to improve the lives and well-being of all - companion, farm, lab, sport and wild - animals in every country in the world and globally, through the law as a powerful mean for their protection.

GAL is an independent association, providing the key guidance to improve the legal protection of animals globally. It is concerned to act in a practical and useful way. In cooperation with national and international institutions, as well as the main animal law experts worldwide, GAL helps the legislators to take the necessary measures to improve the legal protection and welfare of all animals, i.e.: companion, farm, lab, sport or wild animals.

As an international NGO, GAL doesn't have the mandate to intervene in any country concerning any particular or private issue. However, it may provide expert guidance wherever it is possible (based on the GAL scope, resources and knowledge).



GAL in the Media

Press Releases, Publications, Media

GAL has established itself and appears regularly in the media. Here you can find the reports about GAL in publications, news and media.



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