SOFA conducted a two-day animal law training for 12 members from our student chapters. The training was facilitated by Advocate E.V Chinoda, it incorporated the major facets of animal law and during the training the trainees went through a rigorous debate on many other issues connected to animal law such as the topic on human and wildlife conflict and how to mitigate the problem.
The SOFA Students Chapter at the University of Zimbabwe has enjoyed the opportunity of learning from various animal sanctuary including Twala and Wild is Life Animal Sanctuary. Coupled with public lectures and discussions, the sanctuary visits equip the students with knowledge to advocate for animal rights. The students get to share this knowledge when they visit local high schools teaching high school students on animal welfare and animal law. The words of Bill Bullard that,
“The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound larger than the self-kind of understanding”.