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Professor Dr Birgitta Wahlberg

Dr Birgitta Wahlberg teaches in the Department of Law at Abo Akademi University in Finland. A specialist in animal law and founder of the internet-based publication Global Journal of Animal Law. She is also a member of the steering committee of the Global Animal Law project, member of the Educational Group of Animal Law Studies and chairman of the Finnish Animal Rights Lawyers Society (national group of the Nonhuman Rights Project). She says, "We need to change our thinking and the law concerning animals at a fundamental level – and to be brave and united as we go."