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International Farm Animal, Wildlife and Food Safety Law

  • Gabriela Steier
  • Kiran K. Patel


  • Streamlined chapters based on the importance of topics and emerging laws, such as pollinator protection, soil management, overfishing, industrial animal farming and many more

  • Written by the foremost experts in the interdisciplinary field of international food animal law and policy, food safety, sustainable agriculture and animal welfare

  • Clear contextualization and an overview of the most relevant laws around the world

  • Provides practitioners and students the tools to apply the skills taught in this book to actual legal issues and current challenges presented in both an educational and professional context


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Introduction to Farm and Food Animal Law

  3. Industrial Animal Agriculture

  4. Marine Animals and Fishing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Anastasia Telesetsky
      Pages 405-431
    3. Nicole Negowetti
      Pages 433-466
    4. Nicole E. Negowetti
      Pages 467-469
    5. Zach Corrigan
      Pages 471-492

About this book


This volume is an inspiring and breakthrough piece of academic scholarship and the first of its kind featuring a comprehensive reader-friendly approach to teach the intricacies of the various aspects of international farm animal, wildlife conservation, food safety and environmental protection law.  The selected focus areas are grouped in sections, such as agrobiodiversity, fishing and aquaculture, pollinators and pesticides, soil management, industrial animal production and transportation, and international food trade. Farm animal welfare, environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and food safety are the core of the selected chapters. Every chapter provides real-world examples to make the complex field easy to understand.

With its systematic approach, this book is devoted to anyone interested in the subject, becomes a valuable resource for professionals working in food regulation, and provides a solid foundation for courses and master’s programs in animal law, environmental policy, food and agriculture law, and regulation of these subjects around the world. Through its emphasis on sustainable food production, this work offers a cutting-edge selection of evolving topics at the heart of the pertinent discourse.

As one of its highlights, this books also provides “Tools for Change,” a unique compilation and analysis of laws from the major farm animal product trading nations. With these tools, practitioners, advocates, policy makers and other state-holders are equipped with information to start work toward improving farm animal welfare, wildlife conservation, and food safety through the use of law and policy.


Agrobiodiversity Animal Law Food Safety Law International Environmental Law Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriela Steier
    • 1
  • Kiran K. Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Food Law International, LLPBostonUSA
  2. 2.Food Law International, LLPWashington, D.C.USA

About the editors

Gabriela Steier and Kiran K. Patel are attorneys from diverse backgrounds and focused on promoting academic excellence in the broad field of global food safety law. Steier and Patel founded Food Law International (FLI), the first interdisciplinary legal institution of its kind with a comprehensive approach to teach the intricacies of the various aspects of international food law and policy. FLI’s goal is to further interdisciplinary legal education toward a more environmentally sustainable, healthy, and ethical food production around the world.

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