Realistic & visionary proposals Towards a better world
for animals through law!
Adoption of universal instruments on animal welfareQUniversal standards on animal welfareMUniversal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW)VFramework for a universal convention on animal welfareUUniversal treaty on animal rightsWays of enforcement to strengthen the universal protection of animalsQEstablish more UN coherency on animal protectionMCreate a UN specific institution on animal protectionVDevelop a UN policy against urgent global issues involving animalsUCondemn crimes against animality in a universal courtImprove globally the legal protection of animalsQBanning ZoophiliaMCCTV to Inform, Mobilize and Sensitize the PublicVLegislate Graduated Tax to Incentivize Transition to Non-Animal AlternativesUA Truly Fair Justice for all beingsUniversal mechanisms to promote animal law development and animal-friendly educationQPromote animal respect through ethics & law universallyMUniversal prize for animalsVEstablish a UN department on animal law and animal-friendly educationUCreate a universal organization forbidding the censuring of information (re. Animal (ab)uses & global health)
Adoption of international legislation on individual animalsQInternational declaration on animal welfareMInternational convention on global animal protectionVInternational treaty on animal welfareUInternational treaty on fundamental animal rightsIntegrate the protection of individual animals in intergovernmental organizationsMDevelop an international label on animal-friendly productsImprovement of international instruments on animal welfareMCompleting OIE Standards on animal welfareInternational mechanisms to promote animal law and animal-friendly ways of lifeQPromote the example of the pioneer universities in animal lawMEstablish an intergovernmental organization for animal-friendly educationVChildren education is key to improve animal protectionUCreate an international organization on animal rights
Adopting regional animal welfare legislation where none existsQAgreements on animal welfare between countries in the same regionMSpecific regional bans for all the countries of the same regionCreation of regional animal law enforcement mechanismsMRegional enforcement institutions for animal welfareImprovement of European legislation (as the only existing piece of regional legislation on animal welfare)QCompleting the European legislation on all animal usesMStrengthening the European legislation towards more general bansVCompassion in World Farming: End the Cage AgeAnimal-friendly education via regional actions and organismsQRegional lobbying to promote animal-friendly education and legislationMRegional public centers for animal-friendly education and legislation
Adopting national laws where none exist (from anti-cruelty to pro-dignity legislation)QCreate complete animal welfare legislation on vertebratesMAnimals find their nest in the Constitution and animal dignity and inherent value is present in the whole legislationVAnimal legal status as a person or special citizen and basic legal rightsUAnimal rights with no (or with only very restricted) rights for humans to (ab-)use animalsTo make animal laws binding – not wishing listsQMaking Animal Laws knownMGiving animals a voice in criminal proceduresVStrong law enforcement at national level is self-evidentUFull public transparency on strong enforcementNationwide institutionalized reflection loop for animal friendlinessQTransparent reporting on progress and obstaclesMIndependent structures and institutions for self-monitoringVEqually balanced national reflection and reaction group on animal lawUMore animal friendliness wins gradually and dramatically
Give Animals a VoiceQA public voice in criminal casesMAn official Animal Attorney in criminal casesVAnimal Attorneys in every animal-related case (criminal, administrative and civil)UAnimal Attorney AcademiesStrengthening the Implementation & Control of Animal LegislationQInstall Video Recording in SlaughterhousesMSpecial Police for the AnimalsImprove knowledge on animals in law for academicsQAnimal law for the public and all relevant studies (in law, ethics and veterinary medicine)MSupporting deeper interdisciplinary studies in realistic and visionary issues within the universitiesVPositioning the law schools as major think tanks for animals in lawUGlobally interconnected and interdisciplinary Animal Law Centers take care and resolve every animal issue
Make more animal-friendly laws locallyQAnalyzing the existing local animal lawsMHelp to create animal friendly local lawsVLocal laws and regulations ban revolting housing conditions – also in privateUMunicipality bans the unfriendly use of animals in public and private as offending public moralityMaking complaints in animal cases easierQSpreading the knowledge of how to file charges with successMCollect and publish all judicial data (of court decisions and contraventions in animal criminal cases)VFully transparent handling of every animal case in criminal, administrative and civil proceduresU(The few) cases of mistreated and badly kept animals are quickly judgedSensitization of Slaughterhouse WorkersQSensitization of slaughterhouse workersMHelp to Better Denounce Animal AbuseImprove animal law knowledge for animal workersQAnimal workers know about animals in lawMTeach animal workers about animals in ethics, politics and societyVAnimal workers give animals a strong voice in judicial cases and public debatesUA common understanding of animals in law clears up every bad treatment case in an instant