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Request For Proposals for Animal Law Lecture Series
August 5, 2020

Many recipients of this request will know of ISAR’s and its chairman’s connection with what has during the last four-plus decades become the Animal Law Movement.1 While ISAR will continue to support Animal Law litigation generally, and scholarships for the Lewis and Clark Law School’s LLM Animal Law program in particular, there is an unfulfilled need of the Movement that… Read More

ISAR’s SEEDS Awards
April 15, 2020

Since ISAR began acknowledging important work on Animal Law being done throughout the world we’ve received many thanks from SEEDS award recipients. Most recently, from Dr. Simon Brooman, Senior Lecturer in Animal Law at Liverpool John Moores University. This is what he has said: Apologies for my late acknowledgement of the award you gave me in January for my work… Read More

Announcing ISAR’s SEEDS Awards
January 15, 2020

Over a half-century ago, ISAR was instrumental in introducing the concept of animal rights into public discourse in the United States, principally by focusing on legislation and law. ISAR’s long-standing chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer, was the first Animal Law lawyer in the United States whose efforts in planting seeds created the Animal Law movement that exists today in this… Read More

International Society for Animal Rights/Helen Jones Memorial Scholarship Recipient Receives LL.M Degree in Animal Law
May 15, 2019

In the Spring of 2018, ISAR was pleased to announce that Australian attorney, Tess Vickery, was awarded the International Society for Animal Rights/Helen Jones 2018-2019 Memorial Scholarship in partnership with the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School.  We stated that in furtherance of the vision of ISAR’s founder, the late Helen Jones, and ISAR’s dedication… Read More

Rhode Island May Lead the Nation with Mandatory Dog and Cat Microchip Law
February 15, 2019

Rhode Island may be the first state to enact legislation requiring the microchipping of all dogs and cats.  Adopting verbatim (without the preamble) ISAR’s Mandatory Dog and Cat Microchip Law, the proposed legislation, S.B. 160, was introduced by Senators Erin Lynch Prata, Cynthia Coyne, and Stephen Archambault and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thanks to the efforts of Dennis… Read More

ISAR Summer 2018 Newsletter
June 15, 2018

President’s Message Dear Friends, In ISAR’s Spring 2018 Newsletter we announced the International Society for Animal Rights/Helen Jones Memorial Scholarship in partnership with the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School. We stated that in furtherance of the vision of ISAR’s founder, the late Helen Jones, and ISAR’s dedication to seek justice for companion animals by… Read More

ISAR Is Pleased To Announce The International Society For Animal Rights/Helen Jones Memorial Scholarship In Partnership With Center For Animal Law Studies At Lewis & Clark Law School
March 16, 2018

As our supporters know, ISAR’s founder, the late Helen Jones, was a Twentieth Century visionary and relentless warrior in the moral crusade for animal rights in the United States and abroad. Early in her career, one of Helen Jones’s most profound insights was that an essential strategy for securing rights for animals was through public education, legislation, and the legal… Read More

The Seeds of Animal Law
December 15, 2017

The last few decades have seen the birth and exponential growth of a new field of jurisprudence, mostly in the United States, but also elsewhere in the world: Animal Law. “Seeds” are defined as “the source, origin, or beginning of anything,” giving rise in the context of Animal Law to three important historical questions: What were the seeds, who planted… Read More

ISAR Newsletter Autumn 2017
November 15, 2017

President’s Message Dear Friends, ISAR is supporting a powerful new tool in the fight for one of our most important goals: ending the dog and cat overpopulation crisis. We are always searching for new ways to shed light on the overpopulation tragedy and the spay/neuter solution. We have found this in The Cat Rescuers (catrescuersfilm.com), a film documentary–in– progress that… Read More

The Animal Rights Law Reporter – It All Started Here!
April 16, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Animal Rights Law Reporter, – founded and edited by Professor Henry Mark Holzer, and published by International Society for Animal Rights – is now part of the online collection of the Animal Legal and Historical Center at Michigan State University College of Law. The area of animal law as a distinct legal practice… Read More

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