TIR, which was represented at the conference with a delegation of two, also contributed a presentation. Vanessa Gerritsen, member of the Executive Board, gave a talk in the panel "Global Perspectives on Animal Experimentation" on "Legal Boundaries and Moral Grounds: Regulating Animal Experimentation - a Swiss Perspective". She pointed out that there are major deficits in the implementation of animal experimentation regulations in Switzerland and proposed several possible approaches to improve the situation. Together with the other speakers on the panel, she also took part in the subsequent panel discussion and answered questions raised by an interested audience.
TIR would like to thank Animal Justice and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law for organising this very successful conference. It yielded a number of profound insights, new international contacts were established and existing connections intensified. TIR is convinced that the networking between animal protection lawyers at such events - also across national borders - and the resulting exchange of information and ideas are an important contribution to the further development of animal protection law and thus also to the improvement of the human-animal relationship in the medium to long term.