Animal Law in Australasia: A New Dialogue

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Title Animal Law in Australasia: A New Dialogue
Author Sankoff, Peter; White, Steven William
Editor Peter Sankoff and Steven White
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher The Federation Press
Abstract The original laws protecting animals from human mistreatment arose from community concern in the 19th century, and today community expectations are even higher. Most Australians and New Zealanders assume that their animal welfare laws still provide sufficient protection for animals, that cruelty is the exception and that, when exposed, the perpetrators are prosecuted. They are wrong on all counts. This book is a scholarly examination of the legal relationship between humans and animals in Australia and New Zealand. It asks whether existing laws really do protect animals, and, where the law comes up short, how it could be improved. The questions explored go beyond animal welfare and challenge the reader to think about the nature of legal interests, and practical and ethical contexts for a range of laws. Australian, New Zealand and international academics and practitioners cover topics ranging from core concepts and theoretical questions around “animal welfare” and law, to specific matters of concern: animal cruelty sentencing, live animal export, recreational hunting, and commercial uses of animals in farming and research.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
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Edition First
ISBN 978 186287 719 1
Date Accessioned 2009-06-26
Language en_AU
Research Centre Socio-Legal Research Centre
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Law and Society
Publication Type Books (Edited)
Publication Type Code a3

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