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Whales and Seals and Bears, Oh My!

The Evolution of global Animal Law and Canada's Ambiguous Stance

From: Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law


Examination of the emergence of a new perspective on animals in international law.



Katie Sykes

Katie Sykes (JD, Toronto; LLM, Harvard; LLM, Dalhousie) is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University, and a JSD candidate at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. From 2002 to 2003, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada, and from 2004 to 2010, she was an associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. She has published on animal law and international law issues in leading journals, including the World Trade Review, the Canadian Yearbook of International Law, and the Animal Law Review.

Joanne Langille

Joanna Langille (BA (Hons), Toronto; MPhil, Oxon; JD, NYU) is a Furman Academic Fellow at New York University School of Law, an SJD candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and a 2014 Trudeau Scholar. From 2011 to 2012, Joanna clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal. She is currently the Managing Editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal and has published in the Yale Journal of International Law and the NYU Law Review. Joanna is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York Bar.

Robert Howse

Robert Howse (LLB, Toronto; LLM, Harvard) is the Lloyd C Nelson Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law. He has been a visiting professor at, among other institutions, Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne). His books include Leo Strauss: Man of Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2014), The Regulation of International Trade (with Michael Trebilcock and Antonia Eliason; fourth edition, Routledge, 2013), and The WTO System: Law, Politics & Legitimacy (Cameron May, 2007). He has been a frequent consultant or adviser to government agencies and international organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has also been a consultant to investors’ counsel in a number of investor–state arbitrations. Robert is a member of the Board of Advisers of the NYU School of Law Center for Law and Philosophy. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of the London Review of International Law, the Journal of World Investment & Trade, Transnational Legal Theory, and Legal Issues of Economic Integration. He is co-founder of the New York City Working Group on International Economic Law.