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Animal Welfare Law in Britain : Regulation and Responsibility - Mike Radford

Animal Welfare Law in Britain

Regulation and Responsibility

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Published: 1st September 2001
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The most detailed and authoritative treatment of the current state of animal welfare law in Britain to date. This book provides a full analysis of the substantive law, considers its objectives, application and effectiveness, the background to the current debate and the arguments for and against further reform. It includes full coverage of key topics such as agricultural production, transportation, scientific procedures, entertainment, domestic pets, wildlife, hunting and enforcement.

`much needed and long-awaited erudite publication. ... a brilliant exposition of the complicated legal status of animals.' The Institute of Animal Technology Bulletin Vol 38, No. 3, March 2002 `Given the dramatic changes in knowledge of, and attitudes towards, animals in recent years, rapid legal developments were inevitable. The subject of animals in law is presented as an exciting and dynamically developing subject by Mike Radford. Many people will want to know what is happening and how it has come about. The structures of law are not easy to comprehend but Mike Radford is masterful in presenting a story which is dramatic and interesting, whilst informing in an expert and comprehensively reliable way. People from many backgrounds, and indeed many countries, will enjoy this book and find it very useful.' Donald Broom (quote from the Foreward)

Foreword by Donald M Broom, Colleen Macleod Professor of Animal Welfare in the University of Cambridge Table of Cases, Legislation and Abbreviations Glossary A: INTRODUCTION 1: To Guard and Protect B: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT 2: A Great Revolution 3: The First Legislation 4: Extending Protection C: THE LEGAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXT 5: The Continuing Need for Legal Regulation 6: The Contemporary Legal Framework 7: Law and Politics D: CRUELTY 8: The Offence of Cruelty 9: Cruelty: Culpability and Consequences 10: Unnecessary Suffering E: WELFARE 11: The Nature of Animal Welfare 12: Public Control 13: Quality of Care F: EFFECTIVENESS14: Enforcement 15: Enhancing Regulation and Responsibility Appendix 1: Animal Protection and Welfare Bill Introduced into Parliament, Sessions 1985/1986-1999/2000 Appendix 2: Prosecutions Appendix 3: European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198262459
ISBN-10: 0198262450
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st September 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.72