Tony was born in Johannesburg and now lives in Cape Town, South Africa. He 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 was involved with the establishment of a farmed animal sanctuary in Franschhoek outside of Cape Town. He currently serves as legal advisor to the Cape Animal Welfare Forum and has chaired the sub-committee tasked with driving the revision of the Cape Town City Animal By-law. He also volunteers as an advisor to RRSA, an animal welfare charity capacity-building organization, and is currently studying towards a Masters in Animal Law at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.