Gary L. Francione is Professor of Law and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach Scholar of Law at Rutgers University Law School, Newark. He is also Co-director of the Rutgers Animal Rights Law Center.
Foreword - William M. Kunstler, Esq. Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction: Legal Welfarism: The Consequences of the Property Status of Animals Part I: The Status of Animals as Property 1. The Problem: "Unnecessary" Suffering and the "Humane" Treatment of Property 2. The Dominion of Humans over Animals, the "Defects" of Animals, and the Common Law 3. Two Examples of Legal Welfarism 4. The Exclusion of Animal Interests from Legal Consideration-the Doctrine of Standing 5. Laws and Rights: Claims, Benefits, Interests, and the Instrumental Status of Animals Part I Conclusion Part II: A General Application of the Theory: Anticruelty Statutes 6. The Purposes of Anticruelty Statutes 7. Anticruelty Statutes and the Protection of the Institutionalized Exploitation of Animals Part II Conclusion Part III: A Specific Application of the Theory: The Regulation of Animal Experimentation 8. Animal Experimentation: Animal Property and Human "Benefit" 9. The Federal Animal Welfare Act 10. The Administrative Regulation of the Animal Welfare Act 11. The Animal Welfare Act in the Courts Part III Conclusion Epilogue: An Alternative to Legal Welfarism? Explanation of Legal Citations Notes Selected Bibliography Index