An Introduction to Animals and the Law by Joan E. Schaffner

By Joan E. Schaffner

This exploration of the newly rising, various, and arguable region of animal lawpresents a easy survey of the legislation designed to guard animals, studying and critiquing them, and featuring a destiny the place the felony regime thoroughly acknowledges and protects the inherent worthy of all animals.

Show description

Read or Download An Introduction to Animals and the Law PDF

Best agriculture books

Sustainability of Irrigated Agriculture

Irrigated agriculture and using water assets in agriculture face the demanding situations of sustainable improvement. examine has complex our wisdom of water use via plants, soil-water-solutes interactions, and the engineering and managerial instruments had to mobilize, exhibit, distribute, regulate and practice water for agricultural construction.

Biofuel Crop Sustainability

Content material: bankruptcy 1 Biofuel Crop Sustainability Paradigm (pages 3–29): B. P. SinghChapter 2 Sustainable construction of Grain plants for Biofuels (pages 31–52): A. A. JaradatChapter three Sugarcane as an strength Crop: Its position in Biomass economic system (pages 53–108): R. van Antwerpen, S. D. Berry, T. van Antwerpen, J.

Agribusiness management

Agribusiness administration makes use of 4 particular techniques to aid readers strengthen and increase their functions as agribusiness managers. First, this version of the publication deals a latest concentration that displays the problems that agribusiness managers face either this day and tend to face day after today. in particular, meals region organisations and bigger agribusiness corporations obtain extra realization during this variation, reflecting their expanding significance as employers of nutrients and agribusiness software graduates.

Additional resources for An Introduction to Animals and the Law

Sample text

Ironically, cock-fighting remains legal in Puerto Rico although outlawed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Common law: interpreting and applying anti-cruelty statutes Analysis of cases applying the law is critical to understanding how the law is interpreted and enforced. 43 After an inspector noticed that Mabel was limping, he notified the driver. Although the driver suspended Mabel’s service for that day, he had her pulling the cab the next day while still limping. 44 Three issues were presented to the court: “Are omission and neglect punishable … as are incidents of active cruelty?

Moreover, normal husbandry practices are exempt from the entire cruelty code. Thus, it is perfectly lawful under Illinois law to torture wild animals and animals used for food. Anti-Cruelty Laws 25 As with all criminal laws, some level of knowledge or intent is required to justify sanction, and the more culpable the intent, the greater the justification for sanction. Thus, if a person intends, knows, or should have known that he or she was subjecting the animal to cruel treatment that person is subject to a Class A misdemeanor with a sentence not to exceed one year.

However, they have not been empirically tested. In 2009, three researchers published the findings of a study to test the following general hypothesis: Controlling for the variables commonly proposed to explain crime, slaughterhouse presence and employment will be associated with increased crime rates. These increases will be greater than those observed from industries that use the same type of labor force, have high injury and illness rates, and entail routinized labor, but do not involve killing and dismembering animals.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 33 votes