NALSAR, Webinar Series, Animal Care and Practice

The Animal Law Center is hosting the first of five series webinar in India, where we have panels and individual speakers from across India and the world, to deconstruct the movement and elucidate the need for community involvement.

The theme of the webinar series is “Multilateral Perspectives in Animal Welfare and Practice”.

Please find the details below:

Date: July 1 – July 5, 2022 (Friday-Tuesday)

Time: Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (IST)

The idea behind the webinar is to demystify the idea that an education or careers in animal welfare are unrewarding or, as many students in India may believe, non-existent. Our speakers come from a variety of backgrounds, and through this webinar series, we want to create an open space where animal welfare organizations, practitioners, researchers, and students can collaborate and discuss the causal nature of animal welfare. , environmental well-being and public health. can help lead us towards a more compassionate and sustainable planet.

We kindly ask you to disseminate the information to students and encourage interested students to participate in the program. A pdf document of the schedule as well as graphics from the webinar have been attached below.

Additionally, registering for the webinar will involve the following:

-Participants will receive the electronic certificate

-Link will be emailed to you on registered email id

Please find the details below:

Date: July 1 – July 5, 2022 (Friday-Tuesday)

Time: Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (IST)

Topic: Multilateral Perspectives in Animal Welfare and Practice

Session wise writing:

1. Litigation in animal law: a global perspective, Ms. Daina Bray, Senior Litigation Fellow, Yale Law School, LEAP Program and Co-Chair, ABA International Animal Law Committee

The animal welfare space in India is garnering more and more support as more and more people are turning to plants and being aware of animal welfare issues. Interestingly, there is an increase in the number of people and students seeking a career in animal welfare, for a variety of reasons. What was once considered a space without opportunities for young professionals and students, is filled with dynamic and passionate individuals and organizations who seek to protect animals and reduce and eradicate their suffering in the country, and eventually in the world. whole world.

In this session, our speaker, Ms. Daina Bray, an award-winning animal protection lawyer, shares her experience during her career in the field of animal protection, and her advice to young professionals and students. As a Senior Litigation Fellow in the Law, Ethics and Animals program at Yale Law School and project leader for the LEAP Climate, Animals, Food and Environment Law and Policy Lab Initiative, she also has a wealth of experience in litigation and leading initiatives as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s International Animal Law Committee and a member of the Executive Council of the Association’s Animal Law Section of the Tennessee Bar.

2. Food systems and sustainability: what does it mean for animal and public health?, Mr. Jayadeep Sinh, Senior Outreach Coordinator, Vegan Outreach India and Mr. Shardul Dabir, EX-Innovation and Operations Specialist, The Good Food Institute-India, Radhika Ramesh, Policy Associate, Good Food Institute of India.

Public health, in recent years, has received a great deal of attention due to unsustainable food production practices, especially in intensive livestock-based industries. We are what we eat, is an old adage, and during this session, the speaker(s), whose expertise spans food policy, sustainable food solutions as well as plant-based food programs, talk small actions that can be taken by individuals, which play an important role in the reduction, and perhaps, one day soon, the end of animal suffering.

Our speakers, Jaydeepsinh Jhala (Senior Outreach Co-ordinator, Vegan Outreach), Radhika Ramesh (Policy Associate, Good Food Institute of India) and Shardul Dabir (Ex-Ops and Innovation Specialist, Good Food Institute of India) bring to the table, their experiences in the field of plant-based foods and sustainable diets, to talk about career opportunities and the journey towards a more sustainable food system that has ripple effects on public health, animal welfare and the environment.

3. Campus, animals and student movements, Founders of Animal Liberation Committee (SLS-Pune), SNHP (NLSIU Bangalore), Animal Cell, ILS Pune.

This panel aims to bring together the founders of animal welfare-related committees from the nation’s top law schools, including Sonia Shad (NLSIU – Founder of the Society for Non-Human Persons), Adv. Bhavya Pande (ILS Law College – Founder of Animal Law Cell) and Mrs. Aditi Bardia and Mrs. Heena Malhtora (SLS-pune, Founders and Heads of Animal Liberation Committee). They have launched initiatives with the support and guidance of administrators and faculty members. In this panel, we have the founding members/current leaders of these initiatives, telling the audience about their journey, the work they do for animals, and the hope they have for student initiatives and animal welfare, being students of law and politics.

4. Animal cruelty and human violence: An escalation from animals to humans, Mr. Mark Randell, Ukraine Campaign Manager, Naturewatch Foundation and Director of Operations, Hidden-in-Sight

Studies have shown that in over 48% of domestic violence cases, victims delay leaving or remain in abusive situations because of their pets. Yet less than 10% of domestic violence shelters house pets, and nearly half of all victims/survivors do not want to be separated from their pets. It then becomes relevant to understand the causality between the escalation of violence against animals to violence against humans. In criminology, one of the characteristics that emerges from the observation of serial offenders is the aspect of animal cruelty.

Our speaker, Mr Mark Randell, who has over forty years experience as a British police detective, and now carries out several undercover investigations into cases of animal cruelty, talks to Sonia Shad about the implications animal cruelty, and what it means for society at large. It also explains ways to combat such cruelty and the importance of political interventions that can help both animals and humans in such dire situations.

5. Education in animal welfare laws and global reach, Mr. Jayasimha Nuggehalli, Co-Founder and COO, Global Food Partners and Adjunct Professor, NALSAR University and Prof. Vivek Mukherjee, Adjunct Professor, NALSAR University and Faculty Coordinator, Animal Law Center

The latest session hopes to bring together all of the learnings from our previous sessions to open up a community of animal welfare supporters to build community, foster better collaborations, and provide guidance and support to newcomers or those seeking training. or establish a career in the animal protection/rights/welfare space. Session speakers Mr. Jayasimha Nuggehalli and Prof. Vivek Mukherjee aim to elucidate the need for animal protection education and the far-reaching impacts it has on lawyers, law enforcement and law schools. They aim to illustrate the global scope of such education and to speak of their experiences in space, while opening the floor to the interactions of our audience.

Mr. Jayasimha Nuggehalli is currently Co-Founder and COO of Global Food Partners, and was the Founding Director of the Animal Law Center, with many years of experience and expertise in the animal welfare movement. Professor Vivek Mukherjee is currently the Faculty Coordinator of the Animal Law Center and teaches international law and animal law at NALSAR University.

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