Events

2012 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series

Summary

A legal exploration of commercial hunting in Australia and Canada.

Start Date

18th Jun 2012 5:45pm

End Date

18th Jun 2012 7:15pm

Venue

Law Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, Corner of Grosvenor & Alexander Streets, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Register at www.voiceless.org.au/lecture

Hunted by land and sea
A legal exploration of commercial hunting in Australia and Canada.

Australia’s iconic kangaroos are hunted in the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet – almost 90 million have been lawfully killed in the last 20 years. Canada’s harp seals are hunted in the world’s largest commercial slaughter of marine mammals – almost 4 million have been lawfully killed in the last 20 years.

With two countries holding such similar records, it is worthwhile exploring the legal parameters of the hunts. In order to do this, Voiceless is proud to present Canadian lawyer Lesli Bisgould as our keynote speaker for 2012.

Lesli is a leader in animal law, having practised in the area for ten years, authored the first Canadian text on the subject and lectured widely throughout Canada and the US.

In what is sure to be a fascinating presentation, Lesli will reflect on her experiences with the seal hunt and offer insights into Australia’s own native hunt.

This lecture will be chaired by Voiceless Legal Counsel, Ruth Hatten, and opened by the University of Tasmania Law Faculty Dean, Professor Margaret Otlowski PhD. A local and legal perspective on the commercial hunting of kangaroos will be given by Dr Malcolm Caulfield, founder and Principal Lawyer of the Animal Welfare Community Legal Centre.

Continuing Professional Development - This lecture has been accredited 1 CPD point by the Tasmanian Law Society in the Professional Skills category.

 

Register now: www.voiceless.org.au/lecture.

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