Animal Law: How, or will it help to bring about a compassionate society?

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Title Animal Law: How, or will it help to bring about a compassionate society?
Author White, Steven William
Publication Title Animal Law: How, or will it help to bring about a more compassionate society?
Editor Carole de Fraga
Year Published 2008
Abstract 'Animal law' emerged as a distinct discipline in the United States in the 1990s. Despite some institutional resistance, it is now finding a place in the curriculum in Australian law schools. Animal Law was offered as an elective law course at Griffith Law School in February 2007. Using this course as a case study, this presentation will explore the nature of animal law, provide some justifications for why it is should be taught, and assess its significance in contributing to a more compassionate society. It will be argued that while the teaching of animal law can contribute to a richer ethical appreciation of our relationship with animals, overseas experience suggests there is no direct relationship between the emergence of animal law and practical legal outcomes improving the treatment of animals.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.humaneeducation.org.au/
Alternative URI http://www.humaneeducation.org.au/presentations.htm
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2008. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
Conference name Humane Education: A Compassionate Ethics for Animals
Location Brisbane
Date From 2007-10-05
Date To 2007-10-06
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/21224
Date Accessioned 2009-01-16
Date Available 2009-10-08T06:30:12Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Socio-Legal Research Centre
Faculty Griffith Law School
Subject Law
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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