NZALA Animal Law Conference July 1 2017

Dr Jane Goodall is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on chimpanzees. Dr Goodall spoke about her work around the world tackling animal welfare issues, including her work to combat the illegal wildlife trade. Her speaking at the conference had been generously arranged as a special appearance by the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ).That same evening, she spoke at the Logan Campbell centre as part of her Tomorrow & Beyond nation wide tour. More Information on the tour and events are at –

The other speakers were:

* The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG Australia, former judge of the High Court of Australia, spoke about problems with New Zealand’s animal law regime and strategies for the future

* Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, Lecturer of Animal Law and Administrative Law at the University of Otago, spoke on animal sentience and the law

* Natalie Walker, Crown Solicitor at Kayes Fletcher Walker, spoke on animal welfare prosecutions

* Mike Bodie, Prosecutions Counsel, Department of Conservation (DoC), spoke on wildlife prosecutions

* Nicky Wynne, Prosecutor, BVA The Practice, spoke on animal welfare prosecutions

* Danielle Duffield, New Zealand Animal Law Association President, spoke on the practical operation of the Animal Welfare Act 1999

* Vernon Tava, Waitemata Local Board Member, spoke on animals and legal standing

We wish to thank our speakers and sponsors and for their generosity.

Our sponsors and supporters were:

• AUT Law School
• BVA | The Practice
• The New Zealand Companion Animal Trust
• University of Otago Faculty of Law
• New Zealand Law Foundation
• Victoria Heine, Wellington
• Duncan Cotterill
and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand