Director of Animal Welfare for Greater Valley Glen - Dr. Charlotte Laws
Founder and President of the DAW Program

Charlotte Laws is a Greater Valley Glen Council member and a Los Angeles 912 Commissioner. She serves as the chair of the Density Bonus Committee and a member of the Land Use and Government Relations Committees. She was selected to be the delegate for the LANCC and chairs the Animal Issues Committee for the organization. 

She is the founder and president of the League for Earth and Animal Protection (LEAP) and sits on the Advisory Board for the Center on Animal Liberation Affairs (CALA).

Charlotte has a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California (USC) and two Master's Degrees and two BA Degrees. She has completed doctoral level coursework at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and post-doctoral coursework at Oxford University in England.

Paws, Charlotte and Lucy
Left to right: Paws, Charlotte and Lucy.

George, Kayla and Shaggy
Left to right: George, Kayla (Charlotte's daughter) and Shaggy.

Charlotte is the author of Meet the Stars and Armed for Ideological Warfare; and authors a chapter of the 2006 book, Igniting a Revolution, Voices In Defense of Mother Earth.

She writes a monthly column, often on animal-related topics. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, the L.A. Times, the Daily News, Special Report, Publisher's Weekly, Opinion Editorials and E The Environmental Magazine, among others.   

Charlotte has appeared on Larry King Live, The Late Show, Good Day L.A., Fox News, Oprah Winfrey, et al. She speaks regularly at events.

She has been a Realtor since 1987 and is currently affiliated with Prudential in Studio City. She donates a large portion out of every closed escrow to animal causes.

Charlotte is the founder of the DAW program. See Wikipedia for further information about Charlotte's animal work. 

If you have suggestions or would like to volunteer for projects and events, please contact Charlotte at (818) 346-5280. You are also welcome to post comments on her Blog.

Charlotte at an animal fundraiser in 2004
Charlotte at Animal Fundraiser

Charlotte Laws being interviewed on a TV show in Dec 2005
Charlotte Laws discussing animals and the DAW program on a local television show in December 2005

The attempt "to distinguish man from the rest of nature, to elevate him above of the rest of the animal kingdom, was seen by Spinoza as not only an illusory metaphysical extravagance, but also as a symptom of a faulty psychology, whose moral consequences are serious." Extracted from the Introduction to Ethics by Baruch Spinoza (17th Century philosopher).

Charlotte Laws at the AR Convention in July 2007
Charlotte spoke at the Animal Rights Convention in 2005 and 2007