Kluwer – New Title: Globalization and Animal Law Comparative Law, International Law and International Trade, Second Edition

Quite simply, close to our heart and as we all know bio-diversity seems to mean nothing to politicians these days. Maybe lawyers could run with it for a while.

Here at HOB we’re of the thinking that  cephalopods  are far more interesting than homo sapiens…


Here’s the Kluwer blurb

Globalization and Animal Law

Comparative Law, International Law and International Trade, Second Edition

This publication provides a detailed analysis of international and comparative animal law focusing on the impact of the globalized economy on animal law. It analyzes national, regional and international laws relating to the use of animals in agriculture, animal experimentation and entertainment as well as legal issues relating to the treatment of companion animals.

It provides broad coverage of animal laws from countries around the world ranging from Europe to Australasia, South America, South Asia and North America.

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.

This publication serves as a guidepost in contributing to the continuing development and understanding of animal 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. Read more and view table of contents.

May 2017, 696 pp., hardback

ISBN: 9789041158741

Price: EUR 200 / USD 221 / GBP 164

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