Animal laws are a crucial
and integral part
our bid to conserve and protect our environment which also encompasses our dearly loved beings called animals.

In the prevailing legal status quo in our motherland there is existence of legislative provisions that protect animals but they are not comprehensive enough particularly on the notion of advancement of animal welfare and rights. Concise and precise animal legislative provisions have to be enacted so that we achieve sustainable levels of animal conservation and so that we also manage to legally lobby for the impartial advancement of animal rights and welfare.

Animals are beings that deserve to be loved, cared for and be protected indiscriminately. There is need for the enactment of animal laws that are embedded on the protection of animals due to their intrinsic value rather than focusing only on their extrinsic value.

COVID-19 Animal Case Monitoring


In this lockdown period poaching and wildlife crimes have been on the rise as criminals are taking advantage of the lockdown restrictions on movement of many people and shutdown...

Case Monitoring

ANIMAL DIAL


We are gladly announcing that we are now offering free consultancy services pertaining to any animal health issues that may arise. We are going to be offering...

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KAZA WILDLIFE CRIME BASELINE SURVEY REPORT PUBLISHING


As a benchmark for measuring the success of the project we are currently implementing throughout Zimbabwe which is focused on court monitoring wildlife crimes we undertook a wildlife crime baseline survey in the KAZA region.

Baseline Survey

RAPID REFERENCE GUIDE: A PROSECUTION TOOLKIT FOR WILDLIFE CRIME


The Rapid Reference Guide was launched at Matopos National Park at a colourful and ground breaking event in September 2019. This piece of literature has so far made positive in roads in light of the...

Launch

RAPID REFERENCE GUIDE PROSECUTION OF WILDLIFE CRIMES TRAININGS


After the successful launch of the RRG Prosecution Toolkit we conducted two trainings with our partners Space For Giants which were aimed at equipping the Prosecutors with the means and...

Trainings

COURT MONITORING: COUNTRY WIDE WILDLIFE CRIME COURT MONITORING


In collaboration with other stakeholders involved in the protection of wildlife we are conducting wildlife court monitoring activities throughout the country.Through concerted efforts...

Court Monitoring

STUDENT CHAPTERS: UZ PUBLIC LETCURE WITH ADVOCATE


The University of Zimbabwe student chapter had the opportunity to learn from the virago and pioneer of animal law in Zimbabwe Advocate E.V Chinoda when he delivered a public lecture in a packed moot room

Student Chapter

LEGAL AWARENESS TRAINING


SOFA last year conducted two legal awareness trainings at Bubiana Conservancy (Drummond Ranch) which is located in Matebeleland South and for various stakeholders in Beitbridge. These workshops are aimed at equipping the various...

Legal Awareness Training

WILDLIFE LEGAL GUIDE BOOK LAUNCH


On the 11th of October 2018 we had the occasion to officially launch the most awaited for Wildlife Legal Guide book which will serve as a premier source of Wildlife Law in the country with clear and simplified content....

Book Launch

SpeakOutForAnimals

Who are in extremely love with eco friendly system.

Our Vision

Is to serve as the premier resource for animal law experts in Africa.

Our Mission

Is to influence the human mindset and inspire behavior change towards animal protection and preservation laws.

Our Agenda

Sofa is dedicated to protect animals through the legal system.

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There are many ways one can participate to help raise awareness and to take action in order to be part of the solution to ensure wildlife conservation and combat wildlife crimes.

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