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This video with Noël Sweeney, a barrister in human and animal rights, has been released a few years after it was filmed. Now we think time has come to talk freely of this matters and eventually make big changes to happen.
Noël Sweeney is a barrister specialized in criminal law and also human rights and animal rights. In terms of animals he believes that the law is the one subject that offers the solution. Animal should have an abutment to look after their own intrests.
As a lawyer he deals with serius and complex cases. The areas include animal cruelty, armed robbery, rape, multiple fraud and murder. He has also represented mentally ill defendants in the Crown Court and at the Mental Health Review Tribunals.
He was a Facilitator on the Human Rights Courses for fellow lawyers. He has an in-depth knowledge of Animal Law and has written studies such as Violence and Speciesism, and The Animals and Children and Cycle Of Cruelty.
He has appeared on local and national radio to discuss the legal aspects of animal and human rights.
Noël Sweeney is also the author of the following books:
HellSucks, an inspirational novel was written after the author read about a mass horse mutilation in The Times: November 2005 by unknown assailants I dwelt on the offense and the likely offender. The incident had raised psychological and sexual issues as well as the current criminological research, which confirms the connection between cruelty to animals and children.
Animals-in-Law, Covering all aspects of the the two main criminal statutes affecting animals, the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
This is interview was held in Bristol during the Vegan Fayre 2009.
Director: Massimo Leopardi
Editor: Julia Ovchinnikova