Legislative Enactment for Animal Protection

Chapter
Part of the Animal Welfare book series (AWNS, volume 13)

Abstract

The development of animal welfare law in Britain can be traced back to before the publication of Animal Machines and eventual formation of the Farm Animal Welfare Council. The first vestiges appeared about two hundred years ago. Although in Britain a dominant role in promoting welfare through legislation and other methods of control is evident for the RSPCA, the emergence of international bodies, such the EU, the Council of Europe, the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE), and the WTO, is rapidly subsuming such national interests in relation to responsibility to animals. The advent of legislation in animal welfare was necessitated by changing public ethics, in particular relation to the minimisation of cruelty and restricting unnecessary suffering.

Keywords

Animal Welfare World Trade Organisation Legal Protection Companion Animal Animal Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glenelg NorthAustralia

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