Experimental Legal Mapping



"The Meat Licence Proposal"

Hands-on session exploring approaches to mapping, relating and analysis of statutes and legal documents and interpretation of audio recordings.


Foreign Law Reports Room
Newcastle University Law Library
Monday 12th December 2011, 9am-6pm

Slaughterhouse Video Newsreel Film

Slaughterhouse Video Newsreel Film (from British Pathe Ltd)

Ethics on the Menu

A menu, found on the table of the Duke of Cambridge Organic Pub in Islington, London, outlines (in a broad range of categories) various values and operating principles to which this business subscribes.



On the 29th of January 2010, The Meat Licence Proposal introduced - 'CLINIC' - a new consultation framework for engaging the public with aspects of the proposed Meat Licencing Law.


During 2010 The Meat Licence Proposal will be focusing on a theme of "DIY LAW MAKING.

To start this off there will be a special Meat Licence Proposal event taking place in London on Friday 29th of January, which is being supported by TASTY! Talks.


The old police station, 'do it yourself art centre,' is an experimental economic and social model, occupying the old Deptford police station, with a radio station, cafe, supper clubs in the prison cells, a cafe open Tues-Sat, large gallery, DJband space, 3 independent project spaces and over 40 artist studios.

Animals with Names

The act of naming (as opposed to numbering) is very powerful.  In naming animals, we identify with the individual animal - and it is no longer merely one of the herd

Dead Meat

The act of naming is so important in human cultures that it is often accompanied by ritual, and, a given name is carefully selected and rarely (if ever) changed.

Indeed, scientists at a University in the North East of England have recently published research indicating that cows with names will produce more milk.

2009 Year of Activism in Review - Thankyou!

Our Year of Activism - 2009 - constituted a very busy period of consciousness raising actions which sought to discuss, debate and develop the The Meat Licence Proposal towards the enactment of a collaboratively developed Meat Licencing law.