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  1. An International Treaty for Animal Welfare

    Currently there is no international agreement that ensures the welfare and protection of animals. Nor is there any international standard that regulates and defines the acceptable treatment of animals. This lack of international consensus leads to the current disparate treatment of animals around...

  2. 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...

  3. The Globalization of Animal Welfare: More Food Does Not Require More Suffering

  4. Dogfighters on the Run: The HSUS Spurs Police Crackdown

    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,...

  5. Property Rights of Animals

    The problem here treated includes the property rights and spatial relationships o f animals, with special reference to the land vertebrates. With little work done in the way of collecting and compiling materials pertaining to this field, the references and literature were widely scattered....

  6. Equal Treatment for Equal Relevance: The Unjustifiable Exemption of Farm Animals from Animal Cruelty Laws

    In the past 100 years pet, zoo/aquarium, and research animals have gained unprecedented legal protection from unnecessary human harm via the creation of strict animal cruelty laws. Due to the work of moral philosophers and compassionate lawyers/judges animal cruelty laws have been improved to...

  7. Equitable Self-Ownership for Animals

    This Article proposes a new use of existing property law concepts to change the juristic personhood status of animals. Presently, animals are classified as personal property, which gives them no status or standing in the legal system for the protection or promotion of their interests. Professor...

  8. Xenograft and Partial Affections

    Making moral decisions of the sort brought to our attention by contemporary philosophical reflections on animals has a tendency to highlight our particular connections to other people. The decision to adopt a vegetarian diet, for instance, is sure to affect relationships with spouses and friends,...

  9. Robbing PETA to Spay Paul: Do Animal Rights Include Reproductive Rights?

    Let me begin with a confession. My papers are often praised more for their titles than for their contents. At a job interview a few years ago, I was told that if I didn’t have a future in philosophy (hardly the words one wants to hear during a job interview), the quality of my titles...

  10. [Thoughts on the complex relationship between medicine and animals: a death prayer for a loyal cat]

  11. Member spotlight animal angel

  12. Play the "Pets" Card

  13. Animal instincts

  14. For Gleco: Tom Regan's Fight for Animal Rights

  15. Animal hoarding: devastating, complex, and everyone's concern

  16. Service users and their animals: considerations for mental health professionals

  17. Keeping Pets

  18. Animal politics and political animals

  19. An introduction to animals and the law

  20. The Dog in the Lifeboat Revisited