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February 22, 2010

WE ANIMALS: McGill Symposium & Exhibit on Animal Law
Animal Law Symposium at McGill

MONTREAL (RPRN) 02/22/10 — From March 8th to 11th 2010, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at McGill will be hosting a symposium and photography exhibit on animal law. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the following events scheduled to take place at the McGill Faculty of Law:

Photography Exhibit (March 8th-11th)

The exhibit will feature the work of prominent Canadian photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, whose unique talent brings awareness to animal issues in powerful ways. The photographs will be drawn from her current project, We Animals (www.weanimals.org), which captures human interactions with animals in a way that allows the viewer to find new meaning in
unnoticed situations of use, abuse and sharing of spaces.

Switzerland Leading the Way: A Presentation by the World's Only Public Animal Welfare Lawyer, Dr. Antoine F. Goetschel (March 9th at 5:30 pm)

Dr. Antoine F. Goetschel will speak on advancements in animal welfare legislation in Switzerland as well as his role as the world's first and only public animal welfare lawyer in Zurich, Switzerland. In court, Dr. Goetschel acts much like a public prosecutor, safeguarding the interests of animal victims in criminal cases. It is his job to enforce the Swiss Federal Animal Protection Act, enacted in 2008, which is generally regarded as one of the most progressive pieces of animal protection legislation in the world. In addition, Dr. Goetschel will speak on the current Swiss popular initiative that proposes to compel all 26 cantons of Switzerland to appoint a public animal welfare lawyer.

Perspectives on Animal Law: A Panel of Experts from Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. (March 10th at 6:00 pm)

Experts from three different countries will engage in a panel discussion exploring the current state of animal welfare law in Canada and abroad, as well as perspectives for future development. Speakers include David Wolfson, professor of animal law at Columbia Law School, Dr. Antoine Goetschel, the world's first and only public animal welfare lawyer, and Alanna Devine, current Director of Animal Welfare at the Montreal SPCA.

Vernissage & Reception (March 10th at 7:45 pm)

Join us in the Atrium of the Faculty of Law after the panel discussion for an exclusive evening with photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Several of her pieces will be up for sale, healthful and ethical food & drinks will be provided, and raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win gift certificates to Montreal vegetarian restaurants and a free photo/portrait shoot with McArthur in Toronto. Proceeds raised this evening will go to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Montreal SPCA, and Fauna Foundation.

We hope to see you there!

For more details, visit our website: www.saldf.ca. Please feel free to pass on this message to your contacts and/or post on your website.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at McGill
Faculty of Law, McGill University
Montreal. Quebec
saldfmcgill@gmail.com

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WE ANIMALS: McGill Symposium & Exhibit on Animal Law

Du 8 au 11 mars 2010, à la faculté de droit de l'université McGill, se déroulera le symposium « WE ANIMALS: McGill Symposium & Exhibit on Animal Law », organisé par la Student Animal Legal Defense Fund de McGill. C'est avec grand plaisir que nous vous invitons aux évènements suivants :

"We Animals" : Exposition de photographies de Jo-Anne McArthur, éminente photographe canadienne (8-11 mars)

Les photographies présentées lors de cette exposition seront tirées du projet actuel de McArthur, «We Animals» (www.weanimals.org), dont le but est de photographier les animaux de façon à faire tomber le mur que les humains ont construit pour nous permettre de les traiter comme des objets plutôt que comme des êtres sensibles.

La Suisse à l'avant-garde : une présentation par Dr Antoine F. Goetschel, le seul procureur public de la protection des animaux au monde (9 mars, 17h30)

La Suisse est un leader mondial en ce qui concerne le droit des animaux. Non seulement par sa législation en matière de protection des animaux, mais également par la nomination - par le canton Zurich - du Dr. Goetschel, premier procureur public de la protection des animaux au monde.

Lors de sa présentation, le Dr. Antoine F. Goetschel nous parlera des progrès en matière de protection animale dans la législation suisse ainsi que de son rôle en tant que procureur des animaux. Au tribunal, le travail de Dr. Goetschel consiste à protéger les intérêts des animaux victimes d'actes criminels. Sa tâche est également de faire appliquer la Loi fédérale sur la protection des animaux, entrée en vigueur en 2008, loi généralement regardée comme l'une des plus progressiste au monde dans ce domaine.

Dr. Goetschel parlera également de l'initiative populaire qui propose que chacun des 26 cantons suisses nomme un avocat de la protection des animaux donnant ainsi le droit aux animaux d'être représentés au tribunal. Cette initiative sera soumise au vote populaire le 7 mars 2010.

Perspectives en droit animal : une table ronde d'experts de Suisse, du Canada et des Etats-Unis (10 mars, 18h)

Le Student Animal Legal Defense Fund de McGill organise une table ronde qui explorera l'état actuel du droit en matière de protection animale au Canada et à l'étranger ainsi que ses perspectives de développement. Trois experts de trois pays différents seront réunis autour de cette table ronde. David Wolfson enseigne le droit animal à la Faculté de droit de Columbia et à celle de NYU/Université de New York. Il nous parlera de l'état du droit nord américain en matière
de protection des animaux de ferme.

Dr. Antoine Goetschel, de Suisse, est le premier et unique procureur public de la protection des animaux. Il nous parlera des progrès récents concernant le droit animal en Europe et en Suisse.

Alanna Devine occupe le poste de Directrice du bien-être des animaux à la SPCA de Montréal. Elle nous parlera de l'état du droit canadien et québécois en matière d'animaux de compagnie.

Vernissage et Réception (10 mars, 19h45)

Venez nous rejoindre dans l'Atrium de la faculté de droit après la table ronde pour une soirée exclusive avec la photographe Jo-Anne McArthur. Plusieurs des ses oeuvres seront à vendre, nourriture et boissons éthiques seront offertes, et il y aura également un tirage de prix. Les profits de cette soirée seront verses au Animal Legal Defense Fund, à la SPCA
de Montreal et la Fondation Fauna.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter notre site web : www.saldf.ca.
N'hésitez pas à transmettre cette invitation à vos contacts et /ou l'afficher sur votre site web.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund de McGill
Faculté de droit, Université McGill
Montréal. Quebec
saldfmcgill@gmail.com

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