Licensing Laws And Animal Welfare: The Legal Protection Of Wild Animals

October 29, 2020|
Licensing Laws And Animal Welfare: The Legal Protection Of Wild Animals by Elizabeth Tyson
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This book considers the efficacy of the common regulatory model of the licensing regime as a means of regulating animal use in England, with a particular focus on wild animals and the regime''s ability to ensure animal welfare needs are met. Using information gleaned from over 550 inspection reports relating to the period 2008 through 2019, obtained using FOI Act requests, the book analyses the extent to which animals used by these industries are protected by law. Tyson analyses the limitations present in the practical application of English legislation responsible for creating a number of relevant licensing regimes.The regimes discussed include: The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, the now repealed Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses Regulations 2012, and the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018, introduced under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Exploring the weakness in the use of this type of regulatory model, Tyson proposes compelling recommendations for change in future policy development. Making an important contribution to the question of enforcement of animal welfare laws, this book provides useful and original insights into the implementation of licensing regimes, and will be of particular interest to scholars of animal welfare law, animal ethics, and critical animal studies.


Elizabeth Tyson, PhD, is the Programs Director for Born Free USA, an animal rights advocate, and legal scholar with over 16 years of experience working in animal protection not-for-profits around the world. A major focus of her work has been campaigning and advocacy against the keeping of wild animals in captivity, with a specific inte...
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Title:Licensing Laws And Animal Welfare: The Legal Protection Of Wild AnimalsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:8.27 X 5.83 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.27 X 5.83 X 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2020Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3030500411

ISBN - 13:9783030500412

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