Tier im Recht - We give animals a legal voice
Tier im Recht (TIR) has been advocating for a strong legal protection of animals since 1996. The main purpose of TIR's actions is the continuous improvement of the human-animal relationship in a legal, ethical and social sense.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cantonal Dog Laws
This section contains an overview of the current dog laws in the 26 Swiss cantons in the original languages.
The encyclopedia of animal law contains the most important animal welfare related terms and explains their legal nature.
New reference work on the balancing of interests in animal experiments
April 14, 2023
Last week the Federal Council announced its intention to examine an import ban on fur products produced in a cruel manner. The Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) was instructed to prepare a corresponding consultation draft by the end of March 2024. The Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR; Foundation for the Animal in the Law) has been campaigning for such an import ban for many years and therefore welcomes the Federal Council's decision.
Help for animals in Ukraine and Ukrainians fleeing with their companion animals
Information for people fleeing with companion animals, private foster homes in Switzerland, and other ways to help.
Further information on temporary relaxations regarding the entry with companion animals from Ukraineclick hiere