Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue

Animal Law in Australasia: Continuing the Dialogue

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Many Australians and New Zealanders still assume that current animal welfare laws provide animals with sufficient protection from human mistreatment, that cruelty is the exception and that, when exposed, perpetrators are prosecuted. They are wrong on all counts.

Animal Law in Australasia, in its 1st edition, highlighted shortcomings in the existing framework and suggested ways in which the law could be improved. It was well-received, with critics calling it “a book to be applauded” (Laura Donellan, Journal of Animal Ethics), “a must for anyone … interested in animal rights and animal welfare” (Susan Briggs, Release Magazine) and even “a book that changed my life” (The Honourable Michael Kirby).

This 2nd entirely revised edition builds upon the significant developments in animal law that have occurred since 2009 and also addresses emerging areas of concern, with 11 brand new chapters.

Contributions from Australian, New Zealand and international academics and practitioners cover topics ranging from the explanation of basic concepts of animal protection and theoretical underpinnings of animal law to specific matters of interest including:

•the regulation of companion animals
•the use of animals in research
•dog control legislation
•animals in entertainment
•the use of codes of welfare
•the application of welfare standards to fish
•the impact of WTO regulation on domestic efforts to control cruelty, and
•Australia's new regulatory regime for live exports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781862879300
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/09/2013
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Protection Paradigm: Making the World a Better Place for Animals? 3. Exploring Different Philosophical Approaches to Animal Protection in Law 4. Farm Animals and Welfare Law: An Unhappy Union 5. A Companion Animal’s Worth: The Only ‘Family Member’ Still Regarded as Legal Property 6. Moral Panics and Flawed Laws: Dog Control in New Zealand 7. Animals and Entertainment 8. Codifying Animal Welfare Standards: Foundation for Better Animal Protection or Merely a Façade? 9. Animal Welfare Law Enforcement: To Punish or Persuade? 10. Animal Cruelty Sentencing in Australia and New Zealand 11. Out of Eden: Wild Animals and the Law 12. The Conundrum of Fish Welfare 13. The Australasian Regulation of Scientific Animal Use: A Chimera of Protection 14. International Dimensions of Animal Cruelty Law 15. Animal Welfare Regulation and International Trade Law: Developments at the WTO 16. Why it is Difficult to Make Meaningful Progress in Animal Welfare Law Reform 17. The Animal Welfare Trade-Off or Trading Off Animal Welfare?

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