Hira Jaleel is a lawyer from Pakistan specializing in Animal Law. She received her LLM in Animal Law from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the Animal Law LL.M Leadership Award. Hira is a Senior Associate at Axis Law Chambers in Lahore. She advises clients on animal-related legal issues, such as the legal rights of clients threatened with eviction and seizure of their companion animals, advising on the prosecution of animal abuse cases, and assisting animal welfare non-profits.
Hira is currently litigating a case against indiscriminate culling of street dogs by state authorities. She has also been appointed amicus curiae by the Lahore High Court in a case that seeks to ban the possession of wild animals as exotic pets. Hira has drafted a model Animal Rights Act for the Province of Sindh and is currently drafting an Animal Welfare Act for the Province of Punjab. Her writing on animal welfare issues has been published in news publications in Pakistan, the US, and the UK.