Lecturer: Lic. Brenda Yesenia Olalde Vázquez – Animal Law Research Group (GIDA); Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico; Research Fellow at ICALP
On April 2018, the Law of Rights and Protection for Non-Human Animals was published in the State of Michoacán de Ocampo. Law that comes to recognize non-human animals as sentient beings, and as worthies of enjoying animal welfare. The Law of rights and protection for non-human animals establishes the prohibition of experimentation, mutilation for aesthetic purposes and determines the guidelines for training, shelter and medical care for non-human animals.
Keywords: animal non-human, animal law, animal protection, animal welfare, law, sentient beings, rights.