Animal Welfare Law in Britain: Regulation and Responsibility

Overview

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 and against further reform. It includes full coverage of key topics such as agricultural production, transportation, scientific procedures, entertainment, domestic pets, wildlife, hunting and ...

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Overview

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 and against 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198262510
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/13/2001
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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 the Companion Animal Welfare Council; an academic adviser to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; and a committee member of the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Abbreviations
Pt. A Introduction
Ch. 1 To Guard and Protect 3
Pt. B Historical Development
Ch. 2 A Great Revolution 15
Ch. 3 The First Legislation 33
Ch. 4 Extending Protection 61
Pt. C The Legal and Political Context
Ch. 5 The Continuing Need for Legal Regulation 99
Ch. 6 The Contemporary Legal Framework 131
Ch. 7 Law and Politics 167
Pt. D Cruelty
Ch. 8 The Offence of Cruelty 195
Ch. 9 Cruelty: Culpability and Consequences 221
Ch. 10 Unnecessary Suffering 241
Pt. E Welfare
Ch. 11 The Nature of Animal Welfare 261
Ch. 12 Public Control 289
Ch. 13 Quality of Care 317
Pt. F Effectiveness
Ch. 14 Enforcement 345
Ch. 15 Enhancing Regulation and Responsibility 393
App. 1 Animal Protection and Welfare Bills Introduced into Parliament, Sessions 1985/1986-2000/1 407
App. 2 Prosecutions 411
Bibliography 415
Index 429
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