Animals, Law and Religion Project

Housed within the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard, Animals, Law, and Religion (ALR) is an inter-disciplinary and comparative project that works at the intersection of religious laws and practices and animal welfare and rights. The project focuses on both the academic study of how religious laws and practices deal with animals and on the practical implications of such laws and practices in communities around the world. As such, participants in the project’s activities include academics, religious leaders, and activists. ALR includes significant attention to Islam and Islamic law; as a comparative project, its interests span all religions.