Animal Law and Welfare - International Perspectives

  • Deborah Cao
  • Steven White

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Issues in Animal Law and Welfare Science

  3. Developments in Animal Protection in Different Jurisdictions

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


This book focuses on animal laws and animal welfare in major jurisdictions in the world, including the more developed legal regimes for animal protection of the US, UK, Australia, the EU and Israel, and the regulatory regimes still developing in China, South Africa, and Brazil. It offers in-depth analyses and discussions of topical and important issues in animal laws and animal welfare, and provides a comprehensive and comparative snapshot of some of the most important countries in the world in terms of animal population and worsening animal cruelty. Among the issues discussed are international law topics that relate to animals, including the latest WTO ruling on seal products and the EU ban, the Blackfish story and US law for cetaceans, the wildlife trafficking and crimes related to Africa and China, and historical and current animal protection laws in the UK and Australia. Bringing together the disciplines of animal law and animal welfare science as well as ethics and criminology with contributions from some of the most prominent animal welfare scientists and animal law scholars in the world, the book considers the strengths and failings of existing animal protection law in different parts of the world. In doing so it draws more attention to animal protection as a moral and legal imperative and to crimes against animals as a serious crime.


Animal Law and Welfare Animal Protection Animal Studies Animal Welfare Law in the European Union Animal Welfare Science Antecedents of Animal Welfare Law Blackfish and Public Outcry China Syndrome Developments in Animal Legal Protection International Treaty for Animal Welfare Law and Justice for Animals Legal Protection of Marine Mammals Science, Ethics and Animal Law Second Wave Animal Law Transnational Wildlife Crimes Welfare of Farm Animals

Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah Cao
    • 1
  • Steven White
    • 2
  1. 1.Law Futures CentreGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Law SchoolGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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