This innovative book explores the emerging area of animal rights law. Animal Law: Welfare, Interest, and Rights asks the question, “What are the arguments for animal rights as a matter of philosophy and at law?” David Favre, a well-known figure in the area of animal rights, discusses how the legal system today deals with animal-human relationships as well as how it may do so in the future. David Favre, who has extensive experience teaching and speaking around the world on animal issues, has crafted an exceptional text. Among its many attributes: The author covers over 100 years of legal history regarding animal rights, beginning in 1867 with the adoption of the New York Anti-Cruelty Law. Materials are presented to highlight the animal issues that people most commonly face, including ownership, sales, divorce, recovery for damages for harm to animals, and providing for animals in wills. Criminal liability under state anti-cruelty laws is considered in detail, including topical issues such dog fighting And The hoarding of animals. Veterinary malpractice And The state’s ability to control animals such as dangerous dogs and pet snakes are explored. The status of commercial agricultural animals is presented in detail – including factual information and policy concepts – in order to consider what future law might be appropriate. The text offers engaging, student-friendly problems and case studies on many of the main topic areas in animal rights. Additional chapters, available on the Web as PDF files, include coverage of private regulation of ownership by landlords and condo associations, control of wildlife by the state, and animals in science Animal Law: Welfare, Interest, and Rights is certain to become the preeminent teaching tool in the area of animal rights. If you are teaching a course in animal rights law – or contemplating teaching one – be sure to examine this perceptive, comprehensive text. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/favre.
Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Since civil societies are ruled by law, they can be evaluated, both figuratively and literally, by how animals are treated in the criminal justice system. This book depicts animals' roles within society and the laws that govern how humans treat them. Carmen M. Cusack focuses on current issues in human-animal relationships and how these are affected by the criminal justice system. Her analysis, while objective, is rooted in firsthand activist, professional, legal, and criminal justice experience. She presents a comprehensive overview of the place of animals and the law, including pets in prison, K-9 units, constitutional rights, animal sacrifice, wild animals, entertainment, domestic violence, rehabilitation, history, and religion. She includes information about law, behavioral and social science, systemic responses and procedure, anecdotal evidence, current events, and theoretical considerations. Animals and Criminal Justice is a useful handbook and a thorough textbook, as well as a practical guide to animals' relationships with the criminal justice system. Professionals, including police, child protective services, judges, animal control officers, and corrections staff, as well as scholars in the fields of criminal justice and criminology will find this book invaluable.
Offers a comprehensive overview of the legislation and legal issues surrounding animals. * Includes a list of major animal organizations actively engaged in legal matters on a national level * Includes tables of cases, authorities, statutes, and regulations