Marcia Govinda Gladys Condoy Truyenque

Research, 2023, Grantee Link >

CAF awarded Marcia Govinda Gladys Condoy Truyenque a grant for “Paving Way for Animal Law in Peru,” an online course composed of 20 twenty-minute videos (uploaded to YouTube and Derecho Animal en Peru) as well as reading materials that provide a comprehensive introduction to the development of animal law in Marcia’s native Peru. The course examines rights theory, constitutional law, criminal law, wildlife, fisheries, and emerging topics among other subject areas. The aim is to galvanize students, educators, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, administrators, and anyone with any interest in animal law to join her in fostering what has been, until very recently, an unknown or untouched subject in Peru.

An associate attorney, Marcia graduated with honors with a law degree from Lewis & Clark College Law School in 2022, with a concentration in labor law, and constitutional law, international human rights law, and animal law. She is also the founder of Ayllu Vegano, which advocates for animal rights and veganism in Cusco City (where she lives) and the south of Peru, with a special awareness of Indigenous cultures and understandings of animal rights. Marcia also led a chapter of Anonymous for the Voiceless in Cusco and has participated in the Animal Save Movement and Animal Libre, among other groups. Marcia begins a Ph.D. at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2024.

The course is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Details on the course can be found here.

In 2023, Derecho Animal in Peru organized a series of seminars hosted by academics from different fields related to the theory of Animal Law. These were video-ed:

  1. Gonzalo Perez Pejcic: Solidaridad entre generaciones
  2. Diego Sánchez Cárdenas: Cómo hacer factibles los derechos fundamentales de otras especies? El enfoque jurídico-conductual
  3. Paula Casal: “Los derechos de los simios” Presentación del libro de Paula Casal y Peter Singer
  4. Hugo Iván Echeverría: Derechos de la Naturaleza y personalidad jurídica de los animales en Ecuador
  5. Silvina Pezzetta: El camino hacia las operaciones industriales de producción animal en Latinoamérica
  6. Carolina Leiva Ilabaca: Bases dogmáticas para la atribución de derechos a los animales en sentido jurídico: una visión pragmática desde el núcleo sintiencia-interés

Marcia’s focus on the development of animal law in Peru is echoed by Bjørn Kristensen‘s interest in the lives of street dogs in Cusco to draw moral theories that are grounded in the global south.