ASEAN Animal Law Conference

16 - 18 December 2018

The inaugural ASEAN Animal Law Conference will commence the discussions about the ethical treatment of animals in ASEAN member countries. The Conference will examine the ethics, law and policy on animals in ASEAN, and also look to international comparisons to develop laws and regulations on best practices for animal welfare.

There will also be key sessions that focus on elephant law and policy in Asia in order to develop clear pathways for the implementation of laws, policies and strategies for the protection of the Asian elephant, including working and captive elephants.

Conference papers are sought on the following topics:

  • The ethical relationship between humans and animals
  • Animals in tourism
  • Animals in agriculture
  • Animals as companions
  • Illegal wildlife trade

As well as the following specific elephant law and policy topics:

  • Captive, wild and working elephants
  • Climate change and habitat protection
  • Elephant tourism
  • Resolving human-elephant conflict

Presentations on other relevant animal law topics are also welcome. A full Call for Papers will be issued in May 2018.

To register your interest in this conference, please email aseananimallaw [at]