Animal Welfare Law in Britain: Regulation and Responsibility

Paperback | November 1, 2001

byMike Radford

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The most detailed and authoritative treatment of the current state of animal welfare law in Britain to date. This book provides a full analysis of the substantive law, considers its objectives, application and effectiveness, the background to the current debate and the arguments for andagainst further reform. It includes full coverage of key topics such as agricultural production, transportation, scientific procedures, entertainment, domestic pets, wildlife, hunting and enforcement.

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The most detailed and authoritative treatment of the current state of animal welfare law in Britain to date. This book provides a full analysis of the substantive law, considers its objectives, application and effectiveness, the background to the current debate and the arguments for andagainst further reform. It includes full coverag...

Mike Radford is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen. He is both a public lawyer and a leading authority on animal protection law. He has written extensively on the subject, and has lectured widely in the UK and abroad. He is presently a member of the Council of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare; a member of ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Donald M Broom, Colleen Macleod Professor of Animal Welfare in the University of CambridgeTable of Cases, Legislation and AbbreviationsGlossaryA: INTRODUCTION1. To Guard and ProtectB: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT2. A Great Revolution3. The First Legislation4. Extending ProtectionC: THE LEGAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXT5. The Continuing Need for Legal Regulation6. The Contemporary Legal Framework7. Law and PoliticsD: CRUELTY8. The Offence of Cruelty9. Cruelty: Culpability and Consequences10. Unnecessary SufferingE: WELFARE11. The Nature of Animal Welfare12. Public Control13. Quality of CareF: EFFECTIVENESS14. Enforcement15. Enhancing Regulation and ResponsibilityAppendix 1: Animal Protection and Welfare Bill Introduced into Parliament, Sessions 1985/1986-1999/2000Appendix 2: ProsecutionsAppendix 3: European Convention for the Protection of Pet AnimalsBibliographyIndex

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`Given the dramatic changes in knowledge of, and attitudes towards, animals in recent years, rapid legal developments were inevitable. The subject of animals in law is presented as an exciting and dynamically developing subject by Mike Radford. Many people will want to know what is happeningand how it has come about. The structures of law are not easy to comprehend but Mike Radford is masterful in presenting a story which is dramatic and interesting, whilst informing in an expert and comprehensively reliable way. People from many backgrounds, and indeed many countries, will enjoy thisbook and find it very useful.'Donald Broom (quote from the Foreward)