Lawyer team sets up animal welfare association

A group of lawyers involved in animal welfare has set up the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (Alaw). The association’s aim is to improve the current legal framework for animals and ensure that existing law is applied correctly. The association will be launched on 27 June 2005 by David Thomas, director of Alaw and chair of the RSPCA, and it hopes to build links with similar associations abroad.