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Synopsis:

"Pain is pain, irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the victim," states William Kunstler in his foreword. This moral concern for the suffering of animals and their legal status is the basis for Gary L. Francione's profound book, which asks, Why has the law failed to protect animals from exploitation?

Francione argues that the current legal standard of animal welfare does not and cannot establish fights for animals. As long as they are viewed as property, animals will be subject to suffering for the social and economic benefit of human beings.

Exploring every facet of this heated issue, Francione discusses the history of the treatment of animals, anticruelty statutes, vivisection, the Federal Animal Welfare Act, and specific cases such as the controversial injury of anaesthetized baboons at the University of Pennsylvania. He thoroughly documents the paradoxical gap between our professed concern with humane treatment of animals and the overriding practice of abuse permitted by U.S. law.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-344) and index.

About the Author

Gary L. Francione is Professor of Law and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach Scholar of Law at Rutgers University Law School, Newark. He is also Co-director of the Rutgers Animal Rights Law Center.

Table of Contents

Foreword – William M. Kunstler, Esq.

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: Legal Welfarism: The Consequences of the Property Status of Animals

Part I: The Status of Animals as Property

1. The Problem: "Unnecessary" Suffering and the "Humane" Treatment of Property

2. The Dominion of Humans over Animals, the "Defects" of Animals, and the Common Law

3. Two Examples of Legal Welfarism

4. The Exclusion of Animal Interests from Legal Consideration—the Doctrine of Standing

5. Laws and Rights: Claims, Benefits, Interests, and the Instrumental Status of Animals

Part I Conclusion

Part II: A General Application of the Theory: Anticruelty Statutes

6. The Purposes of Anticruelty Statutes

7. Anticruelty Statutes and the Protection of the Institutionalized Exploitation of Animals

Part II Conclusion

Part III: A Specific Application of the Theory: The Regulation of Animal Experimentation

8. Animal Experimentation: Animal Property and Human "Benefit"

9. The Federal Animal Welfare Act

10. The Administrative Regulation of the Animal Welfare Act

11. The Animal Welfare Act in the Courts

Part III Conclusion

Epilogue: An Alternative to Legal Welfarism?

Explanation of Legal Citations

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566392846
Foreword:
Kunstler, William M.
Author:
Kunstler, William M.
Foreword by:
Kunstler, William M.
Foreword:
Kunstler, William M.
Author:
Francione, Gary L.
Author:
Francione, Gary
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Practical Guides
Subject:
Civil Procedure
Subject:
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Animal welfare
Subject:
Animals -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subject:
Animal welfare -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Ethics And Action
Series Volume:
91-19
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Pain is pain, irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the victim," states William Kunstler in his foreword. This moral concern for the suffering of animals and their legal status is the basis for Gary L. Francione's profound book, which asks, Why has the law failed to protect animals from exploitation?

Francione argues that the current legal standard of animal welfare does not and cannot establish fights for animals. As long as they are viewed as property, animals will be subject to suffering for the social and economic benefit of human beings.

Exploring every facet of this heated issue, Francione discusses the history of the treatment of animals, anticruelty statutes, vivisection, the Federal Animal Welfare Act, and specific cases such as the controversial injury of anaesthetized baboons at the University of Pennsylvania. He thoroughly documents the paradoxical gap between our professed concern with humane treatment of animals and the overriding practice of abuse permitted by U.S. law.

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