Activists and lawyers are increasingly recognizing that there is a connection between cruelty to animals and the violation of human rights. Studies have demonstrated the link between domestic violence and animal abuse; specialists in the right to food (including the FAO) have drawn a link between food insecurity and the mass production of meat; and the slaughter industry itself is now recognized as one of the most dangerous industries in which to work. The well-being of animals, therefore, is not extraneous to human rights; it is inextricably intertwined with the pursuit of social justice for humans.
Against this backdrop, SAIFAC in partnership with Animal Law Reform South Africa (ALRSA) will be hosting a Conference which aims to focus on the expansion of rights and law beyond the human sphere. We are pleased to release the Concept Note and Call for Papers on the upcoming conference and look forward to receiving abstracts by Monday 20 April 2020.
More information may be found here.