News & Updates

Animal Law Europe is phase one of a larger project.
As the project develops, please find news, upcoming events, and activities below.

Newsletter

Issue #3 is Out!

September 2021

Welcome to our third quarterly newsletter!

This quarter’s research note is about “Animals in EU Agricultural Policy,” as the European Parliament is slated to adopt the reform of EU’s agricultural policy, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This research note explores the different measures in the CAP that improves the enforcement of animal welfare regulations, and the subsidies supporting and undermining animal protection. 

Animals in the EU Agricultural Policy

Discussion

The Future of Animals Rights El Futuro de los Derechos Animales: Reflexiones Desde la Universidad

October 7th, Barcelona

Full program in Spanish

I was invited to speak on a panel moderated by the Spanish Minister of the Universities to discuss the contribution of animal law and animal law education to the shaping of a more humane European Union.

The event is in person in Barcelona, with livestream, free, open to the public, in Spanish and English

Registration

Discussion

Sciences Po Law School Alumni Launch Event

October 8th, Paris

Sciences Po Law School Alumni Launch Event Program

I  will speak at a panel at my law school about the ways in which one can use their law degree to advance public interests causes.

The event is open to Sciences Po alum only, registration through the Sciences Po Alumni website.

Discussion

Advocates for Animals Talks to...

October 12th, Online

Advocates for Animals talks to... Alice Di Concetto

Eddie Bowles, attorney at law and co-founder of Advocates for Animals, invited me for a live discussion about the central role the law can play to advance the interests of animals.
Advocates for Animals is the first UK law firm dedicated to animal protection. It is a not for profit set up by David Thomas and Edie Bowles, two solicitors with vast combined experience in animal protection law. Advocates for Animals helps clients with a range of legal tools and methods including judicial review, prosecutions and undercover investigations.
Registration

Product Demonstration

Collar Animal Law Forum Launch

October 14th, Online

Coller Animal Law Forum

Join us for the launch of the Coller Animal Law Forum (CALF). CALF is an interactive database listing positive examples of laws and policies around the world contributing to transition away fro factory farming.
Registration

Conference

The Animal Law Conference

October 15 – 17th, Online

The title of my presentation is “Animals and the E.U. Green Deal: Rethinking our Relationship to Sentient Beings in European Law.”

In 2013, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Animal Law Studies, which was founded at Lewis & Clark Law School in 2008, joined forces to create “The Animal Law Conference.” This conference is co-presented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Animal Law Studies.

As an annual event, the conference alternates between Portland, Oregon, and another city each year. The organizers of the Conference hope that by hosting the event in different parts of the country, it will become accessible to those who may not be able to travel to Portland, Oregon. With this exciting merger, the Animal Law Conference is the preeminent event in the field of animal law today.

Abstract available here (material is subject to copyright, for individual use only).

Agenda and registration coming soon.

Presentation

Animals in the European Agricultural and Food Policy: For a More Humane Union

August 2022, Merton College, Oxford (UK)

I will be presenting at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics’s 2022 Summer School. Originally scheduled for 2020, this event has been moved to August 2022 due to Covid-19.
Abstract available here (subject to copyright, for individual use only).

Past Events

Conference

UK Animal Law Center Conference

September 9th – 10th, Online

The title of my presentation is: “The Revision of EU Farm Animal Welfare Legislation: Taking Stock of Animal Welfare Laws.”

Agenda and registration coming soon.

Abstract available here (material is subject to copyright, for individual use only).

Conference

Canadian Animal Law Conference

October 1st - 3rd, Online

2021 Canadian Animal Law Conference presented by Animal Justice

The theme for this year’s Canadian Animal Conference is “Animal Law in an Interconnected World.” The title of my presentation is: “The Revision of EU Farm Animal Welfare Legislation: Taking Stock of Animal Welfare Laws.”

Agenda and registration.

Abstract available here (material is subject to copyright, for individual use only).

Symposium

Solidarity with Animals

September 4th, University of Munich, (Germany)

With: Dr. Alasdair Cochrane (Sheffield University, UK), Dr. Mara-Daria Cojocaru (Munich School of Philosophy, DE), Dr. Kendra Coulter (Brock University, CA), Dr. Jan Deckers (Newcastle University, UK), Alice DiConcetto, LLM (Animal Law Europe, BE), Sue Donaldson (Queen’s University, CA), Dr. Charlotte Blattner (Universität Bern, CH), Prof. Dr. Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University, USA), Dr. Kathrin Herrmann (Johns Hopkins University), Prof. Dr. Oscar Horta (University of Santiago de Compostela), Prof. Dr. Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University, CA), Dr. Alex Lockwood (Animal Rebellion/The University of Sunderland), Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan (University of New South Wales, AUS) und Repräsentant in von Gut Aiderbichl.

“This conference invites selected academics from various disciplines as well as people active in animal protection politics to explore whether there can be solidarity with or on behalf of which animals, which functions it can have, what practical individual and societal commitments different kinds of solidarity might entail, and how context might complicate solidaristic practices.”

I will be presenting on a panel on the topic of “Pitfalls and Potentials of Solidarity in Animal Activism.”

More information.
Agenda and registration.

Newsletter

Issue #2 is Out!

July 2021

Welcome to our second quarterly newsletter!

Read the digest here. Read the full version of this first newsletter here.

Five Heritage breeds chickens in a row on a light colored background

Presentation

Rethinking Protein: Accelerating Law and Policy in the Global Food System

June 3rd 2021, The Jeremy Coller Foundation, Online

I will deliver a short presentation on an ongoing project that Animal Law Europe is conducting for The Jeremy Coller Foundation. This project consists in building a compendium providing a collection of the main instruments shaping food systems and the treatment of farmed
animals under the law and in policies.

Agenda and registration.

Presentation

Farm Animal Welfare in the E.U.'s Agricultural Policy: "Societal Demands" as a Driver for Change?

June 3rd, The Sorbonne Law School (online)

(in FRENCH)
I will be presenting at an academic conference on the topic of animal welfare measures in the new Common Agricultural Policy. The title of my presentation is “Le bien-être animal dans la Politique Agricole Commune: la prise en compte croissante d’une ‘attente sociétale.’
Agenda and registration.

Presentation

Farm Animal Welfare and Food Labeling

May 28th, Université de Nantes (online)

(in FRENCH)
I will be presenting at an academic seminar organized by a group of animal law scholars the Université de Nantes: “L’incidence des revendications en faveur du bien-être sur le droit de l’Union européenne.” The title of my presentation is “le bien-être animal et l’information des consommateurs.”
Agenda and registration.

Banner Journée d'étude 28 mai 2021 l'incidence des revendications en faveur du bien-être animal sur le droit de l'union européenne

Citations

Quand la publicité dissimule l’élevage intensif : le consommateur manipulé?

May, 30 millions d'amis

(in FRENCH)

La Fondation 30 millions d’amis m’a interrogé sur le caractère trompeur de certains spots publicitaires de la société LDC, qui ont fait l’objet d’une campagne sous forme de parodies par L 214.

“Entre les animaux des spots publicitaires et ceux filmés par les lanceurs d’alerte dans des élevages intensifs fournissant les marques concernées, le contraste est frappant. Les annonceurs manipulent-ils le consommateur ? 30millionsdamis.fr a interrogé des chercheurs en psychologie sociale, en linguistique et en droit.”

Article complet

Discussion

Le pouvoir politique et la condition animale

April 22nd, 2021

(in FRENCH)
I was invited to a live discussion by La France Insoumise, a far-left political French party. The discussion was hosted by Hadrien Toucel, and gathered French Representative Bastien Lachaud, Professor Romain Espinosa (CNRS) and Marion Wintergerst (Compassion in World Farming France).

Watch the replay.

Screenshot of Youtube video of Alice Di Concetto introducing herself

Presentation

Farm Animal Welfare and Food Labeling

May 28th, Université de Nantes (online)

(in FRENCH)
I will be presenting at an academic seminar organized by a group of animal law scholars the Université de Nantes: “L’incidence des revendications en faveur du bien-être sur le droit de l’Union européenne.” The title of my presentation is “le bien-être animal et l’information des consommateurs.”
Agenda and registration.

Banner Journée d'étude 28 mai 2021 l'incidence des revendications en faveur du bien-être animal sur le droit de l'union européenne

Op-Ed

Calling for a Ban on Live Bait Fishing in France

April 3rd, 2021

(in FRENCH)
On April 3,
#AquaticAnimalDay, Animal Law Europe joined academics and animal advocates in calling for a ban on live bait fishing in France. This cruel practice is banned for commercial fishing. We believe this ban should be extended to so-called “recreational fishing.”

The op-ed was published in Le Monde, the biggest newspaper in France. Read the full op-ed here (behind a paywall – get in touch to receive it in your inbox).

Screenshot of the op-ed with quote "Nous appelons donc à ce que la pêche au vif, jugée trop cruelle par nos députés pour être maintenue dans un cadre commercial, soit interdite dans le cadre du loisir."

Newsletter

Issue #1 is Out!

April 2021

Thank you for making the launch of Animal Law Europe a success, and welcome to the first quarterly newsletter!

Read the digest here. Read the full version of this first newsletter here.

Puffin facing an island across the sea

Credits: Kevin Morgans

Interview

Sciences Po Law School

March 2021

(in FRENCH)
In this interview, I had the opportunity to present InfoTrack‘s latest publication, which gathers 25 recommendations in favor of high quality consumer information related to farm animal welfare on food products. This project started out as a clinical project at Sciences Po Law School – the first animal law clinical project, and the only one so far, to ever be created in France.
Interview.

Presentation

Farm Animals in the EU Green Deal

March 11th, Online

(in FRENCH)
I presented at the Journée Interdisciplinaire de la Condition Animale on the topic of animals in the EU Green Deal.
Agenda and slides (All in French. Material is subject to copyright and is for individual use only.)

Presentation

E.U. Farm Animal Welfare Laws in the Covid-Era: Regulation at Last?

January 6th 2021, Online

E.U. Farm Animal Welfare Law in the Covid-Era : Regulation at Last ?, panel « Animal Law in Crisis », Association of American Law School’s 2021 Annual Meeting, January 5 2021 (online). Video available on the AALS website for attendees of the 2021 Annual Meeting until mid-April 2021.
Slides available here (material is subject to copyright, for individual use only).

Slide 1: EU Farm Animal Welfare Laws in the Covid-Era: Regulations at Last? with a art piece of animal eyes in blue and red.

Quote

What is the Impact of a Law School ?

Fall 2020

I was quoted in The Advocate – Lewis & Clark’s Law School Magazine – about my career as an animal law specialist.
Full issue available online.

For activities before the fall of 2020, you can refer to my C.V.