Whales: Their Emerging Right to Life
Contributor(s):: Anthony D\'Amato, Sudhir K. Chopra
We have contended in this article that the evolution of the opinio juris of nations has encompassed five, and perhaps six, inexorable qualitative stages: free resource, regulation, conservation, protection, preservation and entitlement. We have argued that assigning whales an entitlement to life...
Judicial Recognition of the Interest of Animals - A New Tort
Contributor(s):: David Favre
This article seeks to explore a simple but profound question: how should our legal system deal with the claims of animals for protection against harms inflicted by humans? Rather than a focus on pain and suffering or the cognitive abilities of animals, this article will use the...
To Clone or not to Clone: A Look at Why Cloning Fluffy and Fido Might not be in the Best Interests of Society and May Inevitably Pave the Way for Human Cloning
Contributor(s):: Penelope Tsernoglou
Dolly was the first. Others soon followed: goats, pigs, and mice to name a few. Recently the world has witnessed the first birth of a cloned companion animal, CC the cat. This is a huge step in making cloning more acceptable within American society because humans relate far more to...
Integrating Animal Interest Into Our Legal System
In the summer of 1990, the first March for the Animals in Washington, D.C. ("March") took place. The first of its kind national event attracted thousands of people interested in animal issues. The March was from the back of the White House to the steps of the Capitol Building. As we...
Pet Custody: Distorting Language and the Law
Contributor(s):: John Dewitt Gregory
Pets or companion animals are the property of those who own them. In this article, I shall show that pets that are the subject of disputes between divorcing spouses or separating unmarried couples should continue to be characterized as property under a rational legal system. Proposals in the law...
Nov 16 2015
Animal Law and Environmental Law: Exploring the Connections and Synergies
Nov 13 2015
International Law and Wildlife Well-being- Moving from Theory to Action
Katz and Dogs: Canine Sniff Inspections and the Fourth Amendment
Contributor(s):: H. Paul Honsinger
The canine nose, used by school officials and law enforcement officers to detect the presence of contraband on persons or in closed containers such as suitcases, lockers, and cars is becoming an increasingly frequent intruder in the lives of Americans.' Judicial analysis of...
The status and evolution of laws and policies regulating privately owned tigers in the United States
Contributor(s):: Philip J. Nyhus, Michael Ambrogi, Caitlin Dufraine, Alan Shoemaker, Ronald L. Tilson
Challenging food governance models: analyzing the food citizen and the emerging food constitutionalism from an EU perspective
Contributor(s):: San-Epifanio, L. E.
Critical analyses of current food systems underline the need to respond to important challenges in questions of nutritional health, environmental sustainability, socio-economic development and protection of the cultural wealth. A wide range of perspectives and methodologies were used to carry out...
Cuttlefish in captivity: an investigation into housing and husbandry for improving welfare
Contributor(s):: Tonkins, B. M., Tyers, A. M., Cooke, G. M.
The European cuttlefish ( Sepia officinalis) is often kept in public aquaria, is becoming more common in aquaculture, and is also the most frequently used cephalopod in European research. Since 1st January 2013, all cephalopods ( Mollusca) have been protected under UK/EU law (A(SP)A 1986,...
Review article: ethical issues of mammoth proportions? reviving and re-engineering the extinct
Contributor(s):: O'Sullivan, M.
This book is a fascinating exploration of ethical issues in the restoration of extinct species, viewed from multidisciplinary perspectives. It does not, however, include law. Scientific possibilities and experimentation that appear to operate outside of the ethical sphere are explored in detail...
The economics of the right to keep a dog: a case study of a private housing complex in Hong Kong
Contributor(s):: Yau, Yung, Chiu, ShukMan
Dog guardianship has gained popularity in many cities as a result of animal domestication. In spite of its benefits, dog guardianship in high-density urban housing creates certain problems, including increased health risks. Conflicts between different interested parties over the right to keep...
Animal cruelty law in the United States: A comparative analysis
Contributor(s):: Dockery, Opal
Contributor(s):: Taylor, Kelley R.
Governing pets and their humans: Dogs and Companion Animals in New South Wales, 1966-98
Contributor(s):: Borthwick, Fiona
Rats, Pigs, and Statues on Trial: The Creation of Cultural Narratives in the Prosecution of Animals and Inanimate Objects
Contributor(s):: Paul Schiff Berman
Records indicate that trials of animals - usually for killing human beings - took place throughout Europe and elsewhere from the ninth through the nineteenth centuries. The historical evidence indicates that communities viewed these trials seriously. If we can understand what social benefits the...
ANIMALS Dangerous Dog Control: Limit Liability of Local Governments
The Act limits the responsibilities of local governments in regulating dangerous dogs. Changes to definitions make identification of dangerous dogs and potentially dangerous dogs easier. The Act places on dog owners the duty to register dogs annually, and to notify local officials if they move to...
Vicious Dog Laws Unconstitutional in Ohio
Contributor(s):: Joan Schaffner, Barbara J. Gislason
On March 3, 2006, an Ohio appeals court issued a landmark decision in City of Toledo v. Tellings, 2006 WL 513946 (Ohio App. 6 Dist), which may affect pit bulls and pit bull "look-a-likes" and their owners nationwide. Tellings was the owner of three pit bulls. The warden killed one of...
Dogfighters on the Run: The HSUS Spurs Police Crackdown
Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States
How can anyone derive satisfaction from watching two dogs tear each other apart? How can anyone sit for hours, not only watching but cheering every wound, every broken leg or mangled eye?We can only guess the answers to such questions. What we do know is that every weekend, hundreds of men,...