Tony Gerrans Visiting Fellow
Tony lives in Cape Town South Africa, and has worked in government, private business and the not-for-profit sector, primarily in the agricultural and animal welfare fields. As a Principal Planner in the Restitution Research Directorate of the South African Department of Land Affairs, he was part of the team researching and advising the post-apartheid Commission on Restitution of Land Rights on the legal validity of land restitution claims filed by victims of South Africa’s racially-based ‘separate development’ policy. He has also served as a trustee of the Humane Education Trust, the South African affiliate of Compassion in World Farming, and currently serves as legal and policy advisor on the Cape Animal Welfare Forum. In July 2019 he completed a Masters in Animal Law at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Tony is now working with Humane Society International as the Executive Director of African operations. In this role he directs work across Africa in four program areas – working to protect wildlife, farmed animals, companion animals, and those used in testing. He has a specific interest in animal law and has presented on animal law topics at events in the USA, across Africa and China. Tony was a 2021 Centre for Animal Law Studies Ambassador, and will be joining the Animal Law and Policy Program at Harvard Law School for the first half of 2022.