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    Join us, and let’s be a voice for law that gives all sentient animals...


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    If you've ever wondered how to do more than just protect animals from cruelty ...

    ...THIS IS IT


This is the bit where we say "if you also believe that they should have a life enjoyed, then we're going to ask for your help so that together we can make that happen".

Imagine looking at an animal enjoying itself and saying "I helped change the law so that ALL animals could live like that"

The question is "how" to turn that vision into reality.

We've got all the pieces and we know the law reform that will deliver the outcomes needed BUT the Sentient Animal Law Foundation is new and still emerging law reform charity - which is why we're looking for help, 'now'.

Law reform of this size needs the help of a lot of good people, skills and resources. And action is needed "now" because key decision-makers are missing the sentience doorway to change right "now". For example:

  • Australia's ACT has implicit positive animal welfare, and Australia's Victoria is looking at putting a definition of sentience in their reformed animal welfare legislation.
  • BUT other jurisdictions are doing reforms that don't consider the issue of animal sentience and consequently aren't considering positive animal welfare.
  • Some are debating "if" legislation even "should" recognise animals as sentient - even though those jurisdictions have anticruelty law which implicitly recognises that animals "feel and experience" pain and suffering.

Missing the opportunities for change now translates to decades more limitations working under standard anti-cruelty law.

So, although the Sentient Animal Law Foundation has met with some success, and continues to try and assist with an informed discussion about the sentient animal with others, the fact remains that updating the law - worldwide - is a massive goal. We're hoping you might help.

Shown below are some of the ways you can help.

  • The first thing to do is make sure that there's broad awareness about the straight-forward way of elevating standards of animal welfare.
  • And we're hoping that more awareness will result in more chances of people stepping up to say "I can do that bit" because they want to be part of that legacy where they look at animals enjoying and say "I helped make that happen"!

Please do have a look below:

  • See if there are pieces there that you might be able to help with.
  • And if you have suggestions or ideas, then please use the contact form to share those with us.
  • Additionally, check back regularly and keep an eye on the SAL Foundation's Facebook page because as we grow we'll be looking for those who are interested in the various positions that are coming up with SAL.

Businesses and philanthropists

There are some big pieces of progress in the SAL vision which require some big financial help.

  • One of the biggest at this startup stage, is the scheduled online conference. Perhaps we could talk collaboration and company profile on that?
  • There are also major expansions to be done on the website including, for example, building the proficiency of the database, expanding the resources, and doing a live global comparison of countries focusing on where they are in terms of law that goes beyond cruelty.

You know the "why". The website sets out the practicality of the vision as a gamechanger.

When you are thinking of what to support this year, please do consider SAL as a way of making a deep ground roots based change.

The concept of shifting national and international animal law beyond cruelty hasn't happened in 200 years - we'd love to talk with you if you'd like to see your hand in that shift and that legacy.

As a Foundation,...

Positive animal welfare law would mean every animal must be given access to comfort, interest, and pleasure. That's a way of really making a difference to their daily life experience.

Please do join us, and be a part of that gamechanger.

The Sentient Animal Law Foundation