Animal Law: Cases and Materials / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
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- Carolina Academic Press
Animal law is, in its simplest (and broadest) sense, a combination of statutory and decisional law in which the nature—legal, social, or biological—of non-human animals is an important factor. This new edition contains significant reorganization and updating while continuing to present a cohesive format that touches on many areas in which animals affect legal doctrines, caselaw, and legislative direction. Because animal law is not a traditional legal field, the book is largely framed according to traditional legal headings such as tort, contract, criminal, and constitutional law. Each chapter sets out cases and commentary where animal law has begun to develop its own doctrine. In this third edition, the text has been updated and several chapters reorganized and revised to provide even greater clarity and organization than in earlier editions. An important new chapter, collecting cases and commentary on the commercial use of animals, covers diverse areas including agriculture, biomedical research, and entertainment.
As in the first two editions, animal law as presented in this book is not synonymous with “animal rights” or with any particular political, moral, or ethical agenda. Rather, it is an objective and logical specialization of a challenging area—one with a growing number of cases and statutes, increasing public and practical interest, and significantly different historical, legal, and philosophical foundations than most other areas of law.
|Publisher:||Carolina Academic Press|
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About the Author
Sonia Waisman is a partner at McCloskey, Waring & Waisman LLP and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Pamela Frasch is Assistant Dean of the Animal Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School and Executive Director of the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark. Bruce Wagman is a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP and an Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law, Stanford Law School, and UC Berkeley School of Law.