The work of GAL is based on four pillars: Prevention, enforcement, legislation and education/information. The same attention must be paid to all four pillars: they are mutually dependent and mutually supportive.
The projects of the Global Animal Law GAL Association can all be classified into these areas and cover the levels local to global and practical/daily to visionary.
The goal in the pillar "prevention" is to offer information and support to interested people. GAL is committed to ensuring that no "animal protection case" occurs in the first place. As an example we would like to mention the latest project of the Global Animal Law GAL association, the "dog responder". With the "dog responder" a lot of relevant questions and answers shall be provided to dog owners and all people interested in dogs. The corresponding topics are veterinary medicine, ethology and law. You can find out more about this exciting project in the section "dog responder".
The two pillars "legislation" and "law enforcement" are the projects concerning the analysis and improvement of animal protection rights in the countries of the world (GALFI) or the anchoring of the animal in the UNO (UNCAHP) as well as the practical support work of the cantonal veterinary offices in their daily work (GAL enforcement database) to be assigned. The "cantonal enforcement compass 1.0" report, which was completed (for the time being) at the end of 2019, also needs to be classified here.
In the fourth pillar "Education/Information", it is important to the Global Animal Law GAL Association that its work lays the foundation for the improvement of animal welfare and that it can thus expand it. The aim is to carry the wealth of ideas and the work of the Global Animal Law GAL Association out into the world. In order to make this possible, it needs on the one hand an education in animal protection law - especially for students all over the world - and on the other hand easily accessible information on the relevant topics.
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