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Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Animal Law and Welfare - International Perspectives

Editors: Cao, Deborah, White, Steven (Eds.)

  • First book on new developments in both animal law and animal welfare science
  • Brings together some of the world’s leading scholars in both fields
  • Reflects on animal law and its development in key jurisdictions in the world
  • Offers the latest thinking on animal law informed by animal welfare science
  • Provides an international perspective on both domestic and wild animal protection  
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“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)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Animal Protection in an Interconnected World

    White, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Second Wave Animal Law and the Arrival of Animal Studies

    Waldau, Paul

    Pages 11-43

  • International Animal Welfare Perspectives, Including Whaling and Inhumane Seal Killing as a W.T.O. Public Morality Issue

    Broom, Donald M.

    Pages 45-61

  • Science, Animal Ethics and the Law

    Verrinder, Joy M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • An International Treaty for Animal Welfare

    Favre, David

    Pages 87-106

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26818-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26816-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80021-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Law and Welfare - International Perspectives
Editors
  • Deborah Cao
  • Steven White
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26818-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26818-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26816-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80021-9
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 283
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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