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Navigating the jungle : law, politics, and the animal advocacy movement

Author: Steven C Tauber
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For much of our history, legal scholars focused predominantly on the law's implications for human beings, while ignoring how the law influences animal welfare. Since the 1970s, however, there has been a steep increase in animal advocates' use of the courts. Animal law has blossomed into a vibrant academic discipline, with a rich literature that examines how the law affects animal welfare and the ability of humans to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven C Tauber
ISBN: 9781612051284 1612051286 9781612051291 1612051294
OCLC Number: 933834020
Description: viii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The study of the legal status of animals --
The animal advocacy movement --
Animal law in federal court --
Animal law in state court --
Animal advocacy litigation's impact on media coverage --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Steven C. Tauber.

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For much of our history, legal scholars focused predominantly on the law's implications for human beings, while ignoring how the law influences animal welfare. Since the 1970s, however, there has been a steep increase in animal advocates' use of the courts. Animal law has blossomed into a vibrant academic discipline, with a rich literature that examines how the law affects animal welfare and the ability of humans to advocate on behalf of nonhuman animals.

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"This book presents the first empirical examination of interest group litigation about animal welfare and rights. It is unique in its research design, empirically rigorous, and shows how animal Read more...

 
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