Having become a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Zurich, with a thesis on animal welfare and rights, Antoine now lectures in the University's Law Department. He is dedicated to animal issues and helped get the "Würde der Kreatur" (dignity of creation) paragraph in Switzerland's Federal Constitution (1992). He is widely published, most recently "Tiere klagen an" (S. Fischer/Scherz-Verlag, 2012). He has set up the Global Animal Law project, to co-ordinate lobbying for animals globally.