Animal Welfare

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Contentious issues such as the death penalty, civil liberties, and reproductive rights touch on people's deeply held beliefs. Greenhaven Press's Issues on Trial series captures the passion and depth of those debates, examining how the courts have helped to shape each issue through their rulings. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and includes primary sources like the text of court rulings and dissenting opinions, as well as secondary sources such as analyses and views of the rulings. Offering both historical...

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Overview

Contentious issues such as the death penalty, civil liberties, and reproductive rights touch on people's deeply held beliefs. Greenhaven Press's Issues on Trial series captures the passion and depth of those debates, examining how the courts have helped to shape each issue through their rulings. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and includes primary sources like the text of court rulings and dissenting opinions, as well as secondary sources such as analyses and views of the rulings. Offering both historical and contemporary material, each Issues on Trial volume offers a wealth of information on issues currently confronting society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737747379
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/12/2010
  • Series: Issues on Trial Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Animal Welfare Advocates Take a Cruelty Case to the Supreme Court

Case Overview: Primate Protection League v. Tulane Educational Fund (1991) 20

1 Unanimous Opinion: Animal Welfare Advocates Have the Right to Sue in the Court of Their Choice Thurgood Marshall 25

2 Animal Welfare Advocates Lack Standing to Take Animal Mistreatment Issues to Court Kenneth Starr 29

3 Courts Should View Animals as More than Mere Personal Property Lauren Magnotti 36

4 The Research Done on the Silver Spring Monkeys Led to an Important Discovery Denyse O'Leary 46

Chapter 2 Animals Cannot Be Named as Plaintiffs in Lawsuits

Case Overview: Cetacean Community v. George W. Bush (2004) 52

1 The Court's Opinion: Animals Do Not Have Standing to Bring Suit William A. Fletcher 54

2 The Cetacean Ruling Opens the Door to Other Suits by Animals John F. Tamburo 64

3 Congress Does Not Have Authority to Give Animals the Right to Sue Matthew Armstrong 67

4 Cetacean Exemplifies the Difficulty of Suing for Harm to Nature W. Earl Webster 77

5 Human Plaintiffs Can Act as Proxies for Animals in Lawsuits Harvard Law Review 82

Chapter 3 Routine Farming Practices Are Subject to Anticruelty Regulations

Case Overview: New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals et al. v. New Jersey Department of Agriculture (2008) 91

1 The Court's Opinion: Anticruelty Regulations Cannot Exempt Agricultural Practices on Grounds That They Are Routine Helen Hoens 93

2 Many Agricultural Practices are Cruel to Animals and Should Be Banned Erin M Tobin Katherine A. Meyer 106

3 Support for Humane Treatment of Farm Animals Is Growing Kim Severson 119

4 Farmers and Veterinarians Believe Current Farm Practices are Humane Neil D. Hamilton 128

Chapter 4 National Defense Has Priority over the Welfare of Animals

Case Overview: Winter, Secretary of the Navy v. Natural Resources Defense Council (2008) 137

1 Majority Opinion: The Need to Conduct Naval Training Exercises Outweighs Protection of Marine Mammals John Roberts

2 Dissenting Opinion: Defense Considerations Do Not Authorize the Navy to Violate the Law Ruth Bader Ginsburg 153

3 The Court Seemed Closely Divided in Winter v. NRDC Scott Dodd 161

4 Environmental Laws Should Not Be Allowed to Thwart Defense Preparedness David Stirling 167

5 The U.S. Legal System Is Ill Equipped to Protect the Natural World Mary Munson 171

6 Winter Could Alter the Balance Between Environmental Concerns and National Defense Jeremy Rabkin 174

Organizations of Contact 179

For Further Research 185

Index 190

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