Animals, property, and the law /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Francione, Gary L. (Gary Lawrence), 1954-
Format: Book
Published: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c1995
Series:Ethics and action
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Table of 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