Martina Pluda

Martina Pluda
Alumni
Doctorando
Estudiante en prácticas
ICALP
Previous studies
Master Degree in Law (Mag.iur.)
Bachelor Degree in Law and Economics (LLB.oec.) – Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg
Master edition
Origin
Italy

Martina is a professional animal advocate with a media and legal background. As Head of Programmes at FOUR PAWS in Vienna, Martina runs political, corporate, and awareness campaigns to improve the legal protection of companion, farm, and wild animals, influence company policies and practices, and change the public perception around pressing animal welfare issues. By exposing hidden animal suffering and offering concrete solutions, she strives to achieve meaningful, long-term policy and behavioral change. Her work includes campaigns against puppy trade, cruel farming practices (cage keeping, pig castration without anesthesia, farrowing crates, slatted flooring, force-feeding and live-plucking, male chick shredding, etc.), long distance live animal transports, fur fashion, private keeping of wild animals, and more. Martina holds both an LLB and a JD from the University of Salzburg, as well as a Master in Animal Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Martina has been working for over fifteen years as a free-lance journalist and is the author of Animal Law in the Third Reich (Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 2019). She is also a frequent lecturer and regular media commentator on animal welfare issues and her work has been featured in numerous news outlets.
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