Animal Law and Welfare - International Perspectives
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This book focuses on animal laws and animal welfare in major jurisdictions in the world, including the more developed legal regimes for animal protection of the US, UK, Australia, the EU and Israel, and the regulatory regimes still developing in China, South Africa, and Brazil. It offers in-depth analyses and discussions of topical and important issues in animal laws and animal welfare, and provides a comprehensive and comparative snapshot of some of the most important countries in the world in terms of animal population and worsening animal cruelty. Among the issues discussed are international law topics that relate to animals, including the latest WTO ruling on seal products and the EU ban, the Blackfish story and US law for cetaceans, the wildlife trafficking and crimes related to Africa and China, and historical and current animal protection laws in the UK and Australia. Bringing together the disciplines of animal law and animal welfare science as well as ethics and criminology with contributions from some of the most prominent animal welfare scientists and animal law scholars in the world, the book considers the strengths and failings of existing animal protection law in different parts of the world. In doing so it draws more attention to animal protection as a moral and legal imperative and to crimes against animals as a serious crime.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 283 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 17.53mm | 5,679g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2016
  • 2 Illustrations, color; 2 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 283 p. 4 illus., 2 illus. in color.
  • 3319268163
  • 9783319268163

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This book focuses on animal laws and animal welfare in major jurisdictions in the world, including the more developed legal regimes for animal protection of the US, UK, Australia, the EU and Israel, and the regulatory regimes still developing in China, South Africa, and Brazil. It offers in-depth analyses and discussions of topical and important issues in animal laws and animal welfare, and provides a comprehensive and comparative snapshot of some of the most important countries in the world in terms of animal population and worsening animal cruelty. Among the issues discussed are international law topics that relate to animals, including the latest WTO ruling on seal products and the EU ban, the Blackfish story and US law for cetaceans, the wildlife trafficking and crimes related to Africa and China, and historical and current animal protection laws in the UK and Australia. Bringing together the disciplines of animal law and animal welfare science as well as ethics and criminology with contributions from some of the most prominent animal welfare scientists and animal law scholars in the world, the book considers the strengths and failings of existing animal protection law in different parts of the world. In doing so it draws more attention to animal protection as a moral and legal imperative and to crimes against animals as a serious crime.
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Table of contents

List of Contributions.- About the Authors.- Introduction: Animal Protection in an Interconnected World; Deborah Cao and Steven White.- Part I General Issues in Animal Law and Welfare Science.- 1 Second Wave Animal Law and the Arrival of Animal Studies;Paul Waldau.- 2 International Animal Welfare Perspectives, Including Whaling and Inhumane Seal Killing as a W.T.O. Public Morality Issue.; Donald Broom.- 3 Science, Ethics and Animal Law; Clive Phillips, Joy Verrinder and Nadine Gourkow.- 4 An International Treaty for Animal Welfare; David Favre.- Part II Developments in Animal Protection in Different Jurisdictions.- 5 Animal Protection Law in Australia: Bound by History; Steven White.- 6 Law and Justice for Animals in South Africa; David Bilchitz.- 7 Animal Protection under Israeli Law; Yossi Wolfson.- 8 Debates and Developments in Animal Legal Protection in Brazil;Tagore Trajano.- 9 Regulatory Capture and the Welfare of Farm Animals in Australia; Jed Goodfellow.- 10 Blackfish and Public Outcry: A Unique Political and Legal Opportunity for Fundamental Change to the Legal Protection of Marine Mammals in the United States; Joan Schaffner.- 11 Wildlife Crimes and Legal Protection of Wildlife as Resources in China; Deborah Cao.- Index.
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"The book is the fact that public opinion holds tremendous sway over the protection of animals. ... The book offers some key lessons that could have real-world implications for enhancing animal welfare. Primary among these is the need to educate 'the public' about animal behavior and animal welfare." (Kathryn Bayne, Animal Welfare, Vol. 27 (1), February, 2018)
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"The book is the fact that public opinion holds tremendous sway over the protection of animals. ... The book offers some key lessons that could have real-world implications for enhancing animal welfare. Primary among these is the need to educate 'the public' about animal behavior and animal welfare." (Kathryn Bayne, Animal Welfare, Vol. 27 (1), February, 2018)
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About Deborah Cao

Dr. Claudia Carr has decades of experience in research concerning development and conservation in relation to rural livelihoods systems and river basins in eastern Africa and the Horn region, as well as consulting with African governments, international aid organizations and non-governmental organizations. She is Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches courses in international rural development policy, international aid, extractive industries and indigenous peoples and resource policy. She is a co-founder of the Africa Resources Working Group. Her writing includes Pastoralism in Crisis: The Dasanech of Southwestern Ethiopia; Marginalization, the Koka Dam and Irrigation Agriculture in Eastern Ethiopia - The Ittu Oromo of the Middle Awash Valley; The and Humanitarian Catastrophe and Regional Armed Conflict Brewing in the Transborder Region of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan, and numerous articles.
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