Cautions against the claim that animals' welfare is guaranteed by the licensing of animal use and regulatory oversight
Uses information gleaned from FOIA requests to analyse the extent to which animals are protected by law
Includes a comparative chapter on international perspectives
Part of the book series: The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series (PMAES)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
About this book
This book considers the efficacy of the common regulatory model of the licensing regime as a means of regulating animal use in England, with a particular focus on wild animals and the regime’s ability to ensure animal welfare needs are met. Using information gleaned from over 550 inspection reports relating to the period 2008 through 2019, obtained using FOI Act requests, the book analyses the extent to which animals used by these industries are protected by law. Tyson analyses the limitations present in the practical application of English legislation responsible for creating a number of relevant licensing regimes.The regimes discussed include: The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, the now repealed Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses Regulations 2012, and the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018, introduced under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Exploring the weakness in the use of this type of regulatory model, Tyson proposes compelling recommendations for change in future policy development. Making an important contribution to the question of enforcement of animal welfare laws, this book provides useful and original insights into the implementation of licensing regimes, and will be of particular interest to scholars of animal welfare law, animal ethics, and critical animal studies.
- Animal welfare
- Critical Animal Studies
- Animal Captivity
- Animal Law
Authors and Affiliations
Born Free USA, Silver Springs, USA
About the author
Elizabeth Tyson, PhD, is the Programs Director for Born Free USA, an animal rights advocate, and legal scholar with over 16 years of experience working in animal protection not-for-profits around the world. A major focus of her work has been campaigning and advocacy against the keeping of wild animals in captivity, with a specific interest in zoos, circuses and the exotic pet trade.
Book Title: Licensing Laws and Animal Welfare
Book Subtitle: The Legal Protection of Wild Animals
Authors: Elizabeth Tyson
Series Title: The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-50041-2Published: 07 August 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-50044-3Published: 08 August 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-50042-9Published: 06 August 2020
Series ISSN: 2634-6672
Series E-ISSN: 2634-6680
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIX, 245
Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations
Topics: Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics, Veterinary Science, Philosophy of Law, European Law