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.
Mike Radford is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen. He is both a public lawyer and a leading authority on animal protection law. He has written extensively on the subject, and has lectured widely in the UK and abroad. He is presently a member of the Council of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare; a member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council; an academic adviser to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; and a committee member of the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association.
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 ; 14. 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
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