USING THE LAW TO PROTECT ANIMALS
For more animal law news from ADO and beyond see our NEWS & EVENTS page.
ADO holds a community outreach stall at the annual Million Paws Walk fundraiser for the RSPCA.
ADO Special Patron and long-time benefactor John O Ward dies at 82 after a long period of ill health. RIP
Team ADO runs in all events at the Canberra Marathon Festival, - from the marathon to the 5km.
ADO’s Principal Lawyer speaks against a 5-year rodeo licence at a Council public forum in the NSW Shire of Eurobodalla.
ADO wins leave to appeal a dog destruction order in the ACT Supreme Court.
Animal Defenders Office
The Animal Defenders Office (ADO) is a non-profit community legal centre specialising in animal law and animal protection matters. The ADO is inspired by the Environmental Defenders Offices, which have been around for decades protecting the environment. Now there's an office dedicated entirely to protecting animals and animal defenders. The ADO provides free advice on how the law affects animals and animal advocates, and how it can be used to protect them. We also take an active role in law reform and policy formulation regarding animals, and provide information materials designed both to increase awareness of animal protection issues and to empower the community to engage in public decision-making affecting animals.
The ADO’s mission is to use the law to protect the interests of animals and to enable compassionate choices for humans.
We are a non-profit community legal centre that depends entirely on volunteers and members, so if you'd like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.
ADO Fundraising Wine
Like to help out the ADO by purchasing some enchanting Australian wine? The ADO is supported by Goodwill Wine, a fantastic social enterprise in Victoria that sources the best boutique wines from around Australia while donating to charities with every bottle. The ADO wines are not ‘fined’ with any animal or fish products (ie they are vegan). We will receive a minimum of 50% of the profits resulting from your purchase - cheers to that! Get yours today here: