As she explains on the conference website:
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the first Animal Law Conference, The Animal Within the Sphere of Human Needs. Organized by the International Research Group in Animal Law (GRIDA) under the honorary presidency of counsel Joan Clark, this bilingual event will deal with a wide range of issues related to the legal status and welfare of animals.
The purpose of this conference, the first of its kind in Canada, is to bring together a group of researchers and students to explore the bases for a new understanding of “animal law” and its determinants. The conference will provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchanges between Canadian and international researchers and practitioners in the field who can suggest a relevant or innovative outlook on the legal and moral treatment of animals. Overall, the goal is to review the behaviours that human beings exhibit towards the animal species.
Read the rest of Martine's statement - as well check out the full list of speakers, topics, and other conference details - by clicking here!