Antoine F. Goetschel


Antoine F. Goetschel is a Swiss Lawyer and International Animal Law and Ethics Consultant, GAL President. His work and research is mainly related to animal law and animal ethics at local, national and international level.

He studied at the Faculty of Law & Political Science at the University of Zurich. In 1986, he received the title of Attorney at Law. After writing two scientific books on animal rights and welfare, he graduated in 1989 as a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Zurich with a thesis on animal welfare and basic rights.

He has dedicated his career to animal issues in national/international law and ethical practice, and works as a lecturer at the Law Department of the University of Zurich. He has been involved in providing better legal protection to humans, animals and the environment for thirty years. His views have appeared in various books and articles, mostly in German. “Tiere klagen an” (S. Fischer/Scherz-Verlag, 2012) was his latest.


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