Seeds of Animal Law Continue to Flourish
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ISAR International Society for Animal Rights
June 2018

From time to time we let our supporters know what new flowers have sprouted in today's jurisprudentially recognized field of Animal Law.

As "the first animal rights lawyer," in the United States some forty years ago, ISAR's long-time chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer first articulated his vision of using the law on behalf of animals at the "First National Conference on Animal Rights Law," organized and sponsored by ISAR and Professor Holzer in 1981. [See Animal Rights Law]

As a direct result of the conference, the attending lawyers formed a loose network and identified the tools necessary to create an entirely new, discrete field of law-one which would take its deserved place among other long-recognized practice areas such as corporate law, property law, criminal law and many others.

Over the past three decades, Professor Holzer's vision has been almost fully realized.

The seeds that ISAR and Professor Henry Mark Holzer planted have grown.

For example, recently, the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law hosted a Global Animal Law Conference which included lawyers from 17 countries, representing over 20 universities, to learn how the different legal systems of the world are dealing with animal issues in their respective countries. The conference provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and information to support future legal developments which will enhance the status of animals around the world.

The South Texas College of Law Houston launched Texas' first and only Animal Law Clinic that serves as a resource for students, professors, attorneys, organizations, media, and individual clients on animal rights law and advocacy.

ISAR is proud of how its seeds have flourished. From time to time we let our supporters know what new flowers have sprouted in today's jurisprudentially recognized field of Animal Law. Please visit our website often to read more about the flourishing seeds of animal law.

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