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Animals, property, and the law

Author: Gary L Francione
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1995.
Series: Ethics and action.
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""Pain is pain, irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the victim," states William M. Kunstler in the Foreword. This moral concern for the suffering of animals and their legal status is the basis for Gary L. Francione's profound book, which asks, Why has the law failed to protect animals from exploitation?" "Exploring every facet of this heated issue, Francione discusses the history of the treatment of  Read more...
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Francione, Gary L. (Gary Lawrence), 1954-
Animals, property, and the law.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94026263
(OCoLC)30701910
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary L Francione
ISBN: 9781439905104 143990510X
OCLC Number: 667274365
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 349 pages).
Contents: Legal welfarism: the consequences of the property status of animals --
Status of animals as property --
Problem: unnecessary suffering and the humane treatment of property --
Dominion of humans over animals, the defects of animals, and the common law --
Two examples of legal welfarism --
Exclusion of animal interests from legal consideration: the doctrine of standing --
Laws and rights: claims, benefits, interests and the instrumental status of animals --
General application of the theory: anticruelty statutes. Purposes of anticruelty statutes --
Anticruelty statutes and the protection of the institutionalized exploitation of animals --
Specific application of the theory: the regulation of animal experimentation --
Animal experimentation: animal property and human benefit --
Federal Animal Welfare Act --
Administrative regulation of the Animal Welfare Act --
Animal Welfare Act in the courts --
Alternative to legal welfarism.
Series Title: Ethics and action.
Responsibility: Gary L. Francione ; with a foreword by William M. Kunstler.

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Argues that the legal standard of animal welfare does not establish fights for animals. This book explores discusses the history of the treatment of animals, anticruelty statutes, vivisection, the  Read more...

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