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“Live Animals”: Towards Protection for Pets and Livestock in Contracts for Carriage

Erin Sheley


3 J. Animal L. 59 (2007)
Publish Date:
2007
Place of Publication: Michigan State University College of Law
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“Live Animals”: Towards Protection for Pets and Livestock in Contracts for Carriage

This article maps the current legal and logistical circumstances of animals in transportation, with a focus on commercial airlines and meat industry trucking practices, and proposes novel ways of utilizing the existing common law of contract adjudication to win stronger protections for such animals, even absent the fulfilled dream of statutory reform. In particular, it argues that courts should utilize two well-established doctrines of contractual interpretation--unconscionability and unenforceability as against public policy--to arrive at more humane results for animals.

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