About us

GAL aims to be the leading organization in Global Animal 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.

GAL focuses on realistic, sustainable and far-reaching steps to move forward and is concerned to act in a practical and useful way. In cooperation with national and international institutions, GAL helps the respective legislators to take the next steps for the development of key measures that help improve the legal protection and welfare of all categories of animals, i.e.: companion, farm, lab, sport or wild animals.

German supporting association


The work of GAL is based on 4 pillars: Prevention, Legislation, Enforcement and Education.

Since its beginning, GAL has successfully implemented several projects such as the:

  • GAL Database, being the only comprehensive and continuously updated database of all animal welfare legislation worldwide (from a national to global level). The database is updated daily by experts and interested parties on animal welfare.
  • GAL Database
  • GAL Matrix
  • GAL Friendly Index
  • GAL Animal Guide

Furthermore, on 22 August, 2019 the German supporting association of Global Animal Law was created.

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Find out who cares for the animal in the law

Our Team, the experts and our patronage committee ensure the quality of GAL's work, independence and international networking.


GAL Team


As directors of GAL we, Antoine & Sabine, would like to thank all family members, friends and colleagues for their great support. For you have all given us the faith and strength to listen to our hearts, follow our inspiration and believe in the future enough to found GAL. A special thank you to all of you!

Collage Experts


All animal rights lawyers, from students to professors, are invited to join the GAL expert group! As the first international expert group on animal rights, we hope you will be proud to be part of the family!

Collage Team Patronage

Patronage Committee

A great deal of credibility is contributed to GAL and its projects by the selected interdisciplinary members of the GAL Patronage Committee. The committee also ensures that GAL is active on a national and international scale.

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