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Animals and the Law

Animals and the Law

By Lesli Bisgould

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Animals and the Law examines the unique role that animals play as living property in a legal system conceived by and for human beings. On the one hand, animals are things that we buy, eat, and use in experiments. On the other, they are beloved family companions. The book traces the history of laws dealing with animals, from the animal trials which began in the thirteenth century in Europe, through the development of anti-cruelty laws, to the present struggle to cope with the conflicting implications of biotechnology and other industrial uses for animals, and, indeed, artificially created living things. Throughout, the book critically evaluates the present legal status of animals and asks us to consider whether animals should be viewed as objects, as legal subjects, as legal persons, or as something else entirely.


CONTENTS

Foreword by Clayton C. Ruby
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I: What is an Animal?
The History of Western Ideas about Animals
Current Ideas: From Science to Philosophy to Law

PART II : Legal Landscape
Federal Anti-cruelty Laws
Provincial Animal Welfare Legislation

PART III : Specific Uses of Animal Things
Companions
Food
Research Tools
Beasts
Closing Thoughts

Glossary
Table of Cases
Index


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Read on. You will remember this book.

Clayton C. Ruby, from the Foreword

   

Published 25 November 2011
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
Paperback/306pp
ISBN 9781552212318
Australian RRP $70.00
International Price $66.00
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