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The Sad Story Of The Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf Reintroduction Program, Hope M. Babcock 2013 Georgetown University Law Center

The Sad Story Of The Northern Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf Reintroduction Program, Hope M. Babcock

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

A reflection on the past, present and future of environmental law in this 20th Anniversary Edition offers an opportunity to revisit the Endangered Species Act, particularly the Northern Rocky Mountain States federal wolf reintroduction program. Environmental programs that depend on public support for their effectiveness are problematic when the government fails to understand and compensate for this fact. This essay explores the proposition that the federal government's failure to anticipate and respond to the negative reaction of people adversely affected by proposed solutions to environmental problems is contributing to a lack of progress despite great strides in our scientific ...


Putting A Price On Whales To Save Them: What Do Morals Have To Do With It?, Hope M. Babcock 2013 Georgetown University Law Center

Putting A Price On Whales To Save Them: What Do Morals Have To Do With It?, Hope M. Babcock

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The author explores the moral implication of a proposal to create an international market in whale shares as an alternative to the dysfunctional International Whaling Commission. She finds the proposal amoral because whales, like humans, have an intrinsic right to life. Since this leaves whales vulnerable to whale hunting nations, she suggests that international environmental organizations might help a whale preservation norm emerge in whaling nations by using education and interventionist activities that focus on whaling’s cruelty to ultimately encourage the citizens and governments of those nations to change their self-image as whale eating cultures.


Why Changing Norms Is A More Just Solution To The Failed International Regulatory Regime To Protect Whales Than A Trading Program In Whale Shares, Hope M. Babcock 2013 Georgetown University Law Center

Why Changing Norms Is A More Just Solution To The Failed International Regulatory Regime To Protect Whales Than A Trading Program In Whale Shares, Hope M. Babcock

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Whales capture the public's imagination like no other wild animal. They have played a central role in "the social construction of modern ecological thought." Indeed, the survival of whales has been a symbol of the environmental movement since the latter quarter of the twentieth century, when the "slogan 'save the whales' was a call to arms to save the planet from humanity's folly. " Stories about whale conservation implicate cultural clashes, interspecies morality, and global politics. They offer lessons in how not to manage a natural resource, and simultaneously show how both governmental and individual activism can overcome this ...


After The Berger Blanc: A Comparative Approach To The Utilitarian Regulation Of Municipal Animal Control, Jodi Lazare 2013 Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law

After The Berger Blanc: A Comparative Approach To The Utilitarian Regulation Of Municipal Animal Control, Jodi Lazare

Articles & Book Chapters

In April 2011, Radio-Canada aired an investigative report exposing the cruel treatment of domestic animals by workers at one of Montreal's largest animal shelters. A private business, the Berger Blanc held the majority of municipal contracts for animal control services throughout Montreal. Following the widely-watched exposé, the regulation of domestic animal welfare rose to the top of the agenda both at Montreal's City Hall and Quebec's National Assembly, as citizens demanded a response to the jarring images of cruelty and neglect. The province responded, adopting a regulation to strengthen the legal protection of dogs and cats under ...


Animal Protection Laws Of Singapore And Malaysia, Alvin W. L. SEE 2013 Singapore Management University

Animal Protection Laws Of Singapore And Malaysia, Alvin W. L. See

Research Collection School Of Law

This article offers an overview and assessment of the laws relating to the protection of animals in Singapore and Malaysia. The focus is on identifying the interpretations of the statutory offences of cruelty that will best promote their objectives and effectiveness.


A Decent Proposal: How Animal Welfare Organizations Have Utilized Shareholder Proposals To Achieve Greater Protection For Animals,47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 795 (2013), Summer Hallaj 2013 John Marshall Law School

A Decent Proposal: How Animal Welfare Organizations Have Utilized Shareholder Proposals To Achieve Greater Protection For Animals,47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 795 (2013), Summer Hallaj

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


Chapter 595: Banning The Use Of Dogs To Hunt Bears And Bobcats, Sean D. O’Dowd 2013 Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Chapter 595: Banning The Use Of Dogs To Hunt Bears And Bobcats, Sean D. O’Dowd

McGeorge Law Review

No abstract provided.


Environment, Ethics, And The Factory Farm, David N. Cassuto 2013 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Environment, Ethics, And The Factory Farm, David N. Cassuto

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Transcript of Symposium: Ethical Implications of the Commercial Use of Animals.

What are the ethics behind factory farming? What are the ethical implications? Specifically, I'd like to focus on the environmental implications. But I define environmental implications a little differently than a lot of folks because I teach animal law.


Animal Law (2nd Edition) 2013, Anne Louise Schillmoller 2012 Southern Cross University

Animal Law (2nd Edition) 2013, Anne Louise Schillmoller

Anne Schillmoller

Animal Law Curricula (2nd edition) 2013


After The Berger Blanc: A Comparative Approach To The Utilitarian Regulation Of Municipal Animal Control, Jodi Lazare 2012 Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law

After The Berger Blanc: A Comparative Approach To The Utilitarian Regulation Of Municipal Animal Control, Jodi Lazare

Jodi Lazare

In April 2011, Radio-Canada aired an investigative report exposing the cruel treatment of domestic animals by workers at one of Montreal's largest animal shelters. A private business, the Berger Blanc held the majority of municipal contracts for animal control services throughout Montreal. Following the widely-watched exposé, the regulation of domestic animal welfare rose to the top of the agenda both at Montreal's City Hall and Quebec's National Assembly, as citizens demanded a response to the jarring images of cruelty and neglect. The province responded, adopting a regulation to strengthen the legal protection of dogs and cats under ...


The European Commission Proposal To Simplify, Rationalise And Standardise Food Controls, Luis González Vaqué 2012 Asociación Iberoamericana para el Derecho Alimentario

The European Commission Proposal To Simplify, Rationalise And Standardise Food Controls, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

The European Commission Proposal to Simplify, Rationalise and Standardise Food Controls: Towards a New Concept of “Food Law” in the EU? There is no doubt that ensuring a high level of health for humans is a leading objective of the European Union (EU): This was set by the Treaty, has been declared unequivocally by the Community legislator and has been repeatedly confirmed by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU).


Exotic Pets Invade United States Ecosystems: Legislative Failure And A Proposed Solution, Robert Brown 2012 Indiana University School of Law

Exotic Pets Invade United States Ecosystems: Legislative Failure And A Proposed Solution, Robert Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


- Los Animales Desde Una Perspectiva Del Derecho ¿Son Realmente Objetos De Derecho O Requieren De Una Nueva Categorización?., Beatriz A. Franciskovic Ingunza 2012 SelectedWorks

- Los Animales Desde Una Perspectiva Del Derecho ¿Son Realmente Objetos De Derecho O Requieren De Una Nueva Categorización?., Beatriz A. Franciskovic Ingunza

Beatriz A. Franciskovic Ingunza

No abstract provided.


Bred Meat--The Cultural Foundation Of The Factory Farm, David N. Cassuto 2012 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Bred Meat--The Cultural Foundation Of The Factory Farm, David N. Cassuto

David N Cassuto

This article argues that the ability of large-scale industrial farms to commodify animals in the face of strong countervailing social forces stems in large part from the legal system’s embrace of a secularized but nonetheless deeply religious vision of human ascendancy. Within this belief system, animals comprise beings through whom we define ourselves by contrast and to whom we deny ingress to the legal system. The impulse to increase protections for nonhuman animals is offset by institutionally privileged categories of behavior that commodify nonhumans and strip them of legal defenses. The resulting lattice of laws purports to safeguard animals ...


Legal Standing For Animals And Advocates, David N. Cassuto 2012 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Legal Standing For Animals And Advocates, David N. Cassuto

David N Cassuto

For animal advocates, one of the most significant barriers to the courtroom is standing. In order to litigate on behalf of an animal's interests in federal court, the advocate must first establish standing by meeting three requirements: (1) the plaintiff must have suffered an injury in fact, (2) the injury must be causally connected to the act about which the plaintiff is complaining, and (3) the court must be able to redress the injury. When it comes to non-human animals, how does an advocate demonstrate an injury to establish standing? In this panel, experts in animal litigation discuss the ...


United States V. Stevens: Win, Loss, Or Draw For Animals?, David N. Cassuto 2012 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

United States V. Stevens: Win, Loss, Or Draw For Animals?, David N. Cassuto

David N Cassuto

Robert J. Stevens, proprietor of “Dogs of Velvet and Steel,” was indicted for marketing dog-fighting videos in violation of 18 U.S.C. §48, a law criminalizing visual or auditory depictions of animals being “intentionally mutilated, tortured, wounded, or killed” if such conduct violated federal or state law where “the creation, sale, or possession [of such materials]” takes place.” The law aimed principally at makers and distributors of “crush videos” wherein women wearing high heels and depicted from the waist down, grind small animals to death. However, the language of 18 U.S.C. §48 extended to dog-fighting as well ...


Owning What You Eat: The Discourse Of Food, David N. Cassuto 2012 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Owning What You Eat: The Discourse Of Food, David N. Cassuto

David N Cassuto

This essay examines the role of communication in the formation of law and social norms and the implications of that role for animal law and ethics. Part III contextualizes animal law within contemporary risk society. Part IV looks at how efficiency has transformed from an economic concept into a normative guideline and discusses how that transformation has affected animals and agriculture. It tracks the rise of industrial agriculture and ties it to this fundamental misunderstanding of the concept of efficiency. The essay concludes with some thoughts on how to reformulate contemporary notions of efficiency and ethics to account for the ...


The History Of Animal Welfare Law And The Future Of Animal Rights, Marie Blosh 2012 The University of Western Ontario

The History Of Animal Welfare Law And The Future Of Animal Rights, Marie Blosh

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Animals were included within the protection of the law in the early nineteenth century. Why have there been so few advances since then? Discussion about this question tends to focus on the moral and legal status of animals. That is undoubtedly an important issue, but it stems from a tradition that looks for the singular trait that distinguishes humans from all other animals. This thesis uses an historical approach to explore the tension between the humane impulse to alleviate animal suffering and the sense of human superiority that permits animal exploitation. The conclusion is that animal rights theory could build ...


An International Treaty For Animal Welfare, David S. Favre 2012 Michigan State University College of Law

An International Treaty For Animal Welfare, David S. Favre

Faculty Publications

Currently there is no international agreement that ensures the welfare and protection of animals. Nor is there any international standard that regulates and defines the acceptable treatment of animals. This lack of international consensus leads to the current disparate treatment of animals around the world, echoing the need for an international framework addressing the issue. This Article discusses a proposed umbrella treaty, the International Convention for the Protection of Animals (ICPA). This umbrella treaty would enable animal welfare issues to gain international recognition and protection by setting the general guidelines and polices regarding the treatment and use of animals. This ...


Why Animal Law Matters: Establishing Animal Law Section In Era Of Emerging Issues, Rebecca J. Huss 2012 Selected Works

Why Animal Law Matters: Establishing Animal Law Section In Era Of Emerging Issues, Rebecca J. Huss

Rebecca J. Huss

"This article defines animal law and discusses some of the areas of practice that deal with animal law issues."


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