About me

Since high school I have constantly taken part in grassroots movements on social issues. After having stumbled upon the reading of Peter Singer and Tom Regan classics on animal rights, I started reading voraciously on the subject.

From that very moment, I strongly believe that it is necessary – and also particularly urgent – to put an end to all forms of animal exploitation, as a matter of justice and out of respect for other living, sentient beings.

If you look an animal in the eye, all the philosophical systems of the world collapse

Luigi Pirandello

A compassionate lawyer

As a lawyer, I have chosen to help build a world in which animals are fully protected by the law. Since the very beginning of my professional life, in 2012, I have assisted numerous Italian animal rights organisations, supporting their activism and advocacy through consultancies and in court.

In recent years, I’ve expanded my interests in EU animal protection law, as well as advocacy and civic lobbying. I am also regularly invited to speak at important conferences and lectures on the topic of the legal protection of animals.


Managing Director of
Animal Law Italia (ALI)

In 2016 I co-founded Animal Law Italia (ALI), an Italian not-for-profit organisation which brings together lawyers and other professionals interested in the progress of animal rights and animal protection law in Italy and Europe.

Through research, advocacy and lobbying we help advancing the animal protection legislation in Italy and Europe, making it more comprehensive and effective. We also focus on achieving a better enforcement of existing animal protection legislation.

Highlights from our work

In 2017, ALI launched a campaign to include animals as “sentient being with intrinsic dignity” in the Italian Civil Code.

In 2021, ALI coordinated a coalition of the major Italian animal rights and welfare NGOs to push towards the inclusion of animals in the Italian Constitution. The request was later accorded by the Parliament, which voted in favour of the inclusion (the voting process is still pending as of November 2021).

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People have the power

The iconic picture of the liberation of beagles bred for animal studies from the “Green Hill” farm in Montichiari, Brescia, which took place on April 28, 2012, following months of public demonstrations. This inspirational image clearly illustrates the effectiveness of activism in paving the change of status quo.
Image: ANSA/FILIPPO VENEZIA

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The facility was eventually shut down in August, after the authorities found evidence of animal cruelty. More than 2,600 dogs were seized and later adopted.

Prosecutors officially filed charges and I attended the first court hearing on behalf of a shelter which had taken care of hundreds of puppies from Green Hill. Three workers and the company’s vet were found guilty.


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