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Globalization and Animal Law: Comparative Law, International Law and International Trade 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9789041158741
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041133380
Published: May 2017
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
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Globalization and Animal Law provides a detailed analysis of international and comparative animal law focusing on the impact of the globalized economy on animal law. The rise of the globalized economy has rendered an even more profound change in the relationship between humans and other animals than the ancient progression from hunter-gatherer to agricultural society. In today’s global markets, multinational corporations exploit the economic value of animals on an unprecedented scale.

The philosophical and legal notions that animals are mere unfeeling machines or pieces of property, although more or less taken for granted for centuries, have been challenged, if not burst asunder, in recent decades (in law, moral philosophy and cognitive and other sciences), and regulation of the treatment of animals in agriculture, experimentation, entertainment and other areas has begun to make substantial inroads in national and international law. In light of this growing awareness, the author in this book lucidly explicates the sorts of legal rules that affect the global animal marketplace by describing a wide range of domestic and international laws relating to the treatment of animals.

What’s in this book:

Among the issues covered are the following:

  • contemporary philosophical thought on the relationship between humans and animals;
  • recent scientific research relating to cognitive and other abilities of animals;
  • legal issues relating to factory farming and animal slaughter operations;
  • legal protection of animals during transport;
  • regulatory schemes on animal experimentation;
  • laws on the use of animals in entertainment;
  • laws on protection of companion animals;
  • regulation of trade in endangered species;
  • international trade issues relating to animals, including consideration of the provisions of GATT relevant to animal protection and the seminal WTO/GATT decisions in the Tuna/Dolphin, Shrimp/Turtle, Tuna Labeling and EU/Seal Products cases;
  • constitutional protection for the interests of animals;
  • intellectual property law issues relating to animals;
  • efforts to have the legal “personhood” of certain animals judicially recognized; and
  • what the future may hold for animal law in the global economy.
Representative norms in existing animal protection laws are analyzed and critiqued, illustrating the diverse approaches taken by different countries and jurisdictions, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, the EU, Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK, and state and federal laws of the US. Numerous international treaties and conventions are also covered, including the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the CITES Convention, the European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes, the European Patent Convention, the GATT Treaty, the TRIPS Agreement and the Universal Copyright Convention.

How this will help you:

It is not difficult to grasp, given the continuing increases in production, consumption and use of animals and animal products worldwide, that legal initiatives in this often emotional and acrimonious area of law are frequently contentious and hard fought. But this is really just the dawn of animal law, which has only recently become recognized as an important cutting-edge topic. In light of these rapid developments, this book serves as a guidepost in contributing to the continuing development and understanding of this law, clearly laying out the contours and boundaries of existing animal laws in our global economy, and allowing legal educators, concerned lawyers and policymakers to teach, formulate proposals, argue cases and defenses, and secure a firm purchase on future trends and developments in animal law.

International Trade
About the Author
Preface and Acknowledgments
CHAPTER 1 Exploitation
CHAPTER 2 Morality, Science, and the Law
CHAPTER 3 Animals in Agriculture
CHAPTER 4 Animals in Science
CHAPTER 5 Animals in Entertainment
CHAPTER 6 Companion Animals
CHAPTER 9 Constitutional Protection for Animals
CHAPTER 10 Animals and Intellectual Property
CHAPTER 11 Past, Present, and Future
Appendix I Raw Data for Chapter 1 Graphics
Appendix II EU Council Directive 98/58
Appendix III EU Council Directive 1999/74
Appendix IV EU Council Regulation 1099/2009
Appendix V EU Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
Appendix VI New Zealand Animal Welfare Code: Rodeos 2014
Appendix VII CITES Secretariat, Convention on International Trade
Appendix VIII WTO, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Table of Authorities
Table of European Union Treaties and Secondary Legislative Acts

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Global Textiles and Clothing Trade: Trade Policy Perspectives ISBN 9789041138750
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Trade, Health, and the Burden of Proof in WTO Law ISBN 9789041138255
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India: Commercial Law, Customs and Taxation ISBN 9789041128362
Published August 2011
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Regulation of Energy in International Trade Law: WTO, NAFTA and Energy Charter ISBN 9789041132642
Published July 2011
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Globalization and Animal Law: Comparative Law, International Law and International Trade ISBN 9789041133380
Published April 2011
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Legal Guide to GATS ISBN 9789041128249
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Customs Law of East Asia ISBN 9789041133342
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International Trade in Gambling Services ISBN 9789041132482
Published May 2010
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Mexico in the WTO: An Anatomy of its Participation in Dispute Proceedings ISBN 9789041131690
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