Sadly, I am unable to attend but I urge those who can to attend the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare seminar, ‘Zoo licensing – is the regulatory regime working?,’ on Wednesday, November 30 November, 5.30pm – 7pm, in the House of Commons.

The speakers include

  • Andrew Rosindell MP, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Zoos and Aquariums
  • Miranda Stevenson, Executive Director, British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Chris Draper, Senior Animal Welfare Scientist, Born Free Foundation
  • Liz Tyson, Director, Captive Animals’ Protection Society
  • Anna Meredith, Acting Chair of the Zoos Expert Committee and a zoo inspector (appointed by Scottish Ministers)
  • Brian Bertram, member of the Zoos Expert Committee and a zoo inspector for England

The discussion will focus on the effectiveness of the current system of zoo regulation and ask whether the regime is fit for purpose. It will be chaired by Alan Bates, barrister at Monkton Chambers. The main session will be followed by the usual end of year legal update.

To reserve your place on this seminar, please email info@alaw.org.uk indicating the number of places you would like to reserve. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. Fee: £15.00 waged/£5.00 student rate. Places are free to ALAW members. To join please download a membership form from the ALAW website.

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