An Introduction to Animals and the Law by Joan E. SchaffnerAn Introduction to Animals and the Law by Joan E. Schaffner

An Introduction to Animals and the Law

byJoan E. Schaffner

Paperback | November 3, 2010

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Throughout history, humans have raised and confined animals for food, clothing and research, trained animals for entertainment, fought animals for sport, bought and sold animals for profit, and lived with animals for companionship. The law under the umbrella of 'animal law' regulates these human uses and interactions with animals. Animal law is extremely diverse, cutting across every substantive area, jurisdictional boundary, and source of legal authority. Although most countries have enacted Animal Welfare Acts and Endangered Species Laws, the law is currently designed primarily to protect the interests of humans as owners of animals, or as users of environmental resources. The animals' inherent interests, if considered, are secondary.
This text surveys the laws allegedly designed to protect animals, identifies the themes that link them, analyzes and critiques them in light of their consideration and protection of animals' interests, and explores characteristics of a future legal system that would adequately protect animals' inherent interests.
JOAN SCHAFFNER is Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School, USA.
Title:An Introduction to Animals and the LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:November 3, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230235646

ISBN - 13:9780230235649

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Table of Contents

Theories of Humans' Relationship to Animals
Legal Basics
Animals, the Law, and Theory
Envisioning an Animal-Inclusive Legal Regime