Full Case Name:  The Petitioners: "Let the Animals Live" Assiciation; "Noah" – The Israeli Federation of Animal Protection Societies; The Association for Ethical Science; Behind Closed Doors v. The Respondents: Israel Institute of Technology; The Hebrew University; Weizmann Institute of Science; Bar Ilan University; Tel Aviv University; Haifa University; Ben Gurion University; El Al, Israeli Airways

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Country of Origin:  Israel Court Name:  The District Court – Central District Primary Citation:  No. 54789-12-11 (English version) Date of Decision:  Sunday, July 1, 2012 Judge Name:  The Hon. Judge Hila Gerstl, President Judges:  The Hon. Judge Hila Gerstl, President Docket Num:  No. 54789-12-11
Summary: After pressures from multiple animal rights organizations, an Israeli airline stopped flying monkeys to Israeli research institutions. Multiple Israeli research institutions then filed suit, asking the court to present the airline with a permanent order to fly animals as per their requests, including monkeys, for bio-medical research purposes. In the present case, the question to be decided was whether to allow several animal protection organizations to be added to the claim (whether the airline was bound to fly animals for experiments or not) as defendants or as amicus curiae. The court held that the animal protection organizations should be allowed to join the proceedings as defendants because they could bring before the court a more complete picture of the issue before it was decided; they filed their request at a very early stage; and they spoke and acted for the animals in the face of a verdict that might directly affect the legal rights of the animals.
Documents:  Microsoft Office document icon Let the Animals Live v. Israeli Institute of Technology.doc (66 KB)

Link to the Hebrew translation

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