October 12, 2022

The Missing Link for a Reconnected World: The Prospect and Promise of an International Convention For Animal Protection


With states facing the interrelated crises of global pandemics, climate change disasters, mass extinction events, and entire ecosystem collapses, protecting the interests of animals, who play pivotal roles in mitigating these harms, has never been more vital to securing human interests and safeguarding human life. Against this backdrop, this panel of lawyers and advocates from the International Coalition for Animal Protection will discuss how the recently developed Convention on Animal Protection for Public Health, Animal Well-Being, and the Environment (CAP) holds the promise of providing the missing link to not just a reconnected but also more secure world.


Laurie Morgan is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution and Public International Law practices at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Leiden University College in The Hague in International Justice.

Dr. Rajesh K. Reddy directs the Animal Law Program at the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he teaches International Animal Law and Animal Legal Philosophy. He co-chairs the International Subcommittee of the Animal Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Marcia Condoy Truyenque is Director of the Animal Law Area, Preston Law Firm, Marcia has an LLM in Animal Law from Lewis & Clark Law School. She is a Peruvian lawyer with experience in Labor Law, Constitutional Law, and International Human Rights Law.