Stiftung für das Tier im Recht

Rigistrasse 9

CH-8006 Zürich

Tel: +41 (0) 43 - 443 06 43

Fax: +41 (0) 43 - 443 06 46



Tier im Recht - We Give Animals a Legal Voice


Legal Advice Service

TIR provides written advice and information over the phone upon request regarding animal-related legal questions and thus offers legal assistance in resolving specific everyday problems concerning animals.

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The library contains a whole range of scientific books and essays, and also media, newspaper, and journal articles regarding the animal in law, ethics, and society.

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Criminal Cases

The database contains all Swiss animal welfare-related criminal sentences that have been reported to the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) and provides insights into the criminal enforcement of animal welfare.

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Here, you can find all federal and cantonal animal-related legal provisions in their original languages at a glance, sorted by topic and in their latest versions

more (in German)
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Cantonal Dog Laws

This section contains an overview of the current dog laws in the 26 Swiss cantons in the original languages.

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The encyclopedia of animal law contains the most important animal welfare related terms and explains their legal nature.

more (in German)