Mike Radford OBE is based in the Law School at Aberdeen University, Scotland, UK. In 1992, he established the first animal welfare law course to be offered by a university in the UK (and possibly Europe). He is presently a trustee and member of the governing councils of three leading charities in the UK: the PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals), Dogs Trust, and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. He is also a member of the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Board of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and WSPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel. Mike has worked extensively with politicians, public officials, and NGOs on the development and implementation of legislation. At the beginning of 2008 he was appointed OBE by HM The Queen in recognition of his services to animal welfare law.