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Katrina Sharman   Animal Law in Australia   This article provides a overview of the national and regional laws which deal with animals.  
Deborah Cao   Animals are not Things: Animal Law in the West   This is the introduction for a full book in Chinese which explains many of the Western thoughts about animal welfare, animal rights to the Chinese.  
Siobhan O'Sullivan   Animal Research: Policy, Public Perception, and the Problems of Transparency   This paper looks at the effects of the changes in the law dealing with decision making about animals in research. The author suggests that the transparency sought by some was not realized, but that such transparency may not be as important as originally thought.  
Voiceless Australia   Voiceless Animal Law Toolkit   Overview of the state of Animal Law in Australia.  
Professor Song Wei   China Case Studies - #3 Bear Bile from Caged Moon Bears   This is a short case study about the issue of using caged bears to extract bile in China.  
Jacquelyn Shaw   Canada's Legal System in a Nutshell   This document gives a brief summary of the structure of the Canadian legal system.  
Charles Hall   Canadian Animal Anti-Cruelty Legislation   This paper examines the substance and history of animal anti-cruelty law in Canada. In doing so, it discusses the controversy surrounding the last amendments to the existing law (Bill C-50) introduced in parliament last year.  
Annie Belanger   Legal Research Guide for Canadian Animal Law   This article sets out for the reader how to research the full variety of animal issues for the Canadian legal system, with a focus on Ontario.  
Compassion in World Farming   Feed Restrictions of Broiler Breeds   Science based paper on the impact of restricting feed in broiler chickens.(Extensive footnotes)  
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health   Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Guidance on the Interpretation of the Pet Animals Act 1951   Guidance to local authorities from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on the interpretation of the Pet Animals Act 1951 and, in particular, the legality of temporary pet fairs  
Professor David Favre and Charles F. Hall, IV   Comparative National Animal Welfare Laws   This paper compares the strengths and weaknesses of the animal welfare legislation in four countries: Portugal, the Philippines, Switzerland, and Taiwan. Following the discussion is a chart that illustrates the main components of each piece of legislation, showing how each defines terms and to which animals the requisite legislation applies.  
Editorial, Animal People   Compromise & the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare   This artlicle discusses the history of the Universal Declaration and recent attempts to modify the Declaration.  
Dr. Eveline Schneider Kayasseh   Damages for the Injuring or Killing of an Animal in Swiss Law   A discussion of the state of the Swiss law on the issue of damages for companion animals after the changes of the 2003 legislation.  
Jacquelyn Shaw   Dangerous Dogs in Canadian Law   This detailed legal discussion focuses on the Canadian legal approaches to dog-related injuries. The traditional common law doctrines of scienter and negligence are discussed, and compared with the legislative approaches of Canada's provinces and territories as well as Canadian federal criminal law. The article also discusses the similarities and differences between Canada's and the United States' incidence of dog-related injuries and some possible reasons for the differences.  
Jacquelyn Shaw   Dangerous Dogs in the Laws of Canada   This legal overview analyzes the Canadian legal approach to dog-related injuries. It discusses the common law approach under negligence and scienter. It then examines the statutory response to dog-related injuries in Canada's provinces and territories.  
Jacquelyn Shaw   Dangerous Dogs in the Laws of Canada   This brief summary talks about the Canadian legal approach to dog-related injuries. It discusses the common law approach and the statutory response to dog-related injuries in Canada's provinces and territories.  
Jordan Sosnowski   Detailed Discussion of Australian Live Export Laws   This article discusses the Australian live export legislation in detail. It also outlines the main shortcomings of the legislation and outlines areas that are in need of reform. Finally, the article proposes future options that could possibly replace the live export industry in Australia, or at the very least, alleviate some of the current animal welfare concerns.  
Jordan Sosnowski   Detailed Discussion of the Laws Governing Kangaroo Culling in Australia   This article provides a detailed discussion of the laws governing kangaroo culling in Australia. The paper analyses both the commercial and non-commercial industry and makes an evaluation as to the legislation's effectiveness. The article also discusses other issues such as enforcement, animal and consumer welfare, as well as the sustainability of the industry.  
Alan Bates   Detailed Legal Discussion of the Licensing and Regulation of Pet Shops   Detailed discussion of the Pet Animals Act 1951 which provides for the licensing of pet shops by local authorities, and prohibits the sale of pet animals in public places and from market stalls, and to persons under 12 years of age.  
Alan Bates   Detailed Discussion of the Offences of Cruelty to Domestic and Captive Animals   Detailed discussion of the offences of cruelty to domestic and captive animals. These offences are contained in section 1(1) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 and section 1 of the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960.  
Nicholas K. Pederson   European Animal Welfare Laws 2003 to Present: Explaining the Downturn   After a flurry of legislative activity in the 1990s, EU animal welfare initiatives have stagnated of late. This article seeks to explain why, by pointing to factors such as changing EU membership, implementation costs, and fallout from extremist attacks. After providing an overview of recent animal welfare legislation, the paper discusses the slowdown and its causes, and then ventures some educated guesses about what can be expected on the European animal welfare front in coming years.  
Stéphanie Van Oosterom   La Protection De L’Animal En Droit Francais   Summary of the approach of the French legal system to the consideration of Animals. In French only.  
Norwegian Government   Government Notes on 2010 Animal Welfare Act   This document, written by Norway's government, gives an overview of the various sections of the new 2010 Animal Welfare Act.  
Song Wei   China Case Studies - #1 Intentional Cruelty to Zoo Bears   A short case study of what happened when an individual harmed several bears at a public zoo in China.  
Alan T. Bates   Introduction to the Offences of Cruelty to Domestic and Captive Animals   Introduction to the offences of cruelty to domestic and captive animals in England and Wales. These offences are contained in the Protection of Animals Act 1911 and the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960. Similar legislation applies in Scotland.  
Compassion in World Farming   Leg and Heart Problems in Broiler Chickens   A science based paper exploring how selective breeding has created chickens with leg and heart problems.(Science based footnotes)  
Professor Song Wei   China Case Studies - #4 Live Food for the Tigers   A short case study form China about the practice of feeding captured animal like tiger, live goats and cows as entertainment.  
Jaime Kate Olin   Model National Animal Welfare Legislation: Commentary   This paper examines the necessary components for drafting model animal law legislation in any country. It begins with a discussion on the general standards of conduct for legislation that views animals as sentient beings. The paper then delves into issues that should be addressed in any animal welfare legislation, such as specific concerns of companion animals and food animals, as well as the legal aspects of imposing criminal regulations among other issues.  
Center for Animal Law and Ethics   Conference Summary:"The Moral and Legal Status of Non-Human Animals"   The document is a summary of each speakers presentation at a Confernece held at Lisbon University Law School.  
Live Kleveland Karlsrud   Norweyian (Norwegian) Animal Law - On Its Way to Rightfulness for Animals?   This article provides an overview of the current laws of Norway for the protection of animals.  
Jordan Sosnowski   Overview of Australian Live Export Laws   This article discusses live export laws in Australia. There has been much debate in Australia as to whether the live export industry should be banned and the legislation has recently been reformed. This article discusses the effectiveness of the reform and the general weaknesses of the legislation.  
Lane Azevedo Clayton   Overview of Brazil's Legal Structure for Animal Issues   This essay contains an overview of the laws that deal with both wildlife and domestic animals in Brazil.  
Jordan Sosnowski   Overview of Laws Governing Kangaroo Culling in Australia   This article provides an overview of the laws governing kangaroo culling in Australia. There are two codes that apply on a National level, one for killing kangaroos for commercial purposes, and the other for non-commercial purposes. This overview provides an introduction to the topic and outlines the main shortcomings of the legislation.  
Jordan Sosnowski   Overview of Laws Governing Kangaroo Culling in Australia   This article provides more information on the laws governing kangaroo culling in Australia. It discusses the main aspects of the National Codes used to regulate the shooting of kangaroos for commercial and non-commercial purposes. It also provides an introduction to the main issues related to the killing of kangaroos and assesses the implications for human and animal welfare.  
Alan Bates   Overview of the Licensing and Regulation of Pet Shops   This document provides an overview of the UK's Pet Animals Act 1951. The Act establishes a regulatory regime for "pet shops" under which local authorities (district and borough councils) are responsible for inspecting and licensing premises.  
Alan T. Bates   Overview of the Offences of Cruelty to Domestic and Captive Animals   Overview of the offences of cruelty to domestic and captive animals in England and Wales. These offences are contained in the Protection of Animals Act 1911 and the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960. Similar legislation applies in Scotland.  
Center for Animal Law and Ethics   PROPOSAL FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC   This article sets our the argument for adding to the Constitution of Portugal a provision for the Protection of Animals.  
Paper prepared by Stephanie Abbott; Introduction and comments by Katrina Sharman.   Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW): A Summary   This paper is intended to serve as a summary of the main provisions in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTAA), which is the primary piece of legislation that aims to protect animals from cruelty in New South Wales, Austrailia. Attempts have been made to offer critical analysis, and suggestions for reform, where possible. This paper is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the POCTAA. Rather, it is a work in progress.  
ORIOL CAUDEVILLA PARELLADA   Project on American Animal Welfare Legislation (Spain)   This paper examines US animal welfare legislation as viewed from a student in Spain. The paper concludes that while the US has some of the most progressive legislation, there are still topics that need to be addressed.  
Teresa Gimenez-Candela   NEW LAW TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS IN SPAIN   This articles give an over view of the 2007 Spanish law for the protection of animals - In English.  
CENTRO DE ÉTICA E DIREITO DOS ANIMAIS   PROPOSTA DE INTRODUÇÃO DA PROTECÇÃO DOS ANIMAIS NA CONSTITUIÇÃO DA REPÚBLICA PORTUGUESA   Considerando a actual Constituição da República Portuguesa, de acordo com a última Revisão Constitucional, feita em 2001, propõe-se a introdução da seguinte disposição na Constituição, devendo a mesma ser incluída na  
Jordan Sosnowski   Quick Summary of Australian Live Export Laws   'This Overview discusses the live export industry in Australia, which has recently come under much public scrutiny. The main problem animal advocates have with the industry is the long boat journey animals endure, coupled with the lack of animal welfare laws in exporting countries. However, live export is a multi-million dollar industry and supports many Australian jobs, therefore, it is not an easy issue to resolve  
Alan Bates   Introduction to the Licensing and Regulation of Pet Shops   This document provides an overview of the UK's Pet Animals Act of 1951. The Act establishes a regulatory regime for “pet shops” under which local authorities (district and borough councils) are responsible for inspecting and licensing premises.  
Lane Azevedo Clayton   Sao Paulo State Law n. 12.916, concerning stray dogs and cats   Introduction in English to 2008 stray dog ordinance of Sao Paulo  
Norwegian Government   Short Summary 2010 Norway Animal Welfare Act   This document provides a short summary of the various provisions of the 2010 Norway Animal Welfare Act.  
Rebecca F. Wisch   Species at Risk Act (SARA) Summary and Press Release   This page provides a summary of the recent Species at Risk Act legislation passed in Canada in December of 2002. The act, set to come into force in 2003, seeks to protect those species deemed to be endangered, threatened or "at risk" from extinction or extirpation as well as habitat critical to the survival of those species.  
Professor Song Wei   Traditional Chinese Culture & Animals   A comprehensive consideration of the role of animals in the cultural development of China,  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE   This chapter accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective." Chapter 2 examines civil liability for damage caused by animals from a historic and civil code perspective. The chapter also explores criminal liability for damage done by animals.  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE   This chapter accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective." Chapter 1 examines the nation’s Dog Law with a critical look at how there has been a failure to enforce licensing laws. The chapter also explores restrictions on bringing animals to bathing areas, stray animals, and aggressive animals.  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Appendix 2)   This Appendix accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective."  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Appendix 3)   This Appendix accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective."  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Chap. 4)   This chapter accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective." Chapter 4 examines the movement of companion animals into and out of the EU. The chapter specifically explores the new concept of “pet passports” for individuals traveling with companion animals.  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Chapter 3)   This chapter accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective." Chapter 3 examines criminal liability in Malta for animal cruelty violations. The chapter specifically explores criminal liability for non-therapeutic surgical modification to animals (e.g., docking and cropping) and animal fighting, among others.  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Conclusion)   This conclusion accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective.” The conclusion critiques the deficiencies in the nation’s Dog Law, especially with regard to the lack of licensing enforcement. Further, the Animal Welfare Act reflects advances in both the scope and punishment for animal cruelty.  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Introduction)   This thesis explores the way companion animals are treated under the laws of Malta. In doing so, the paper examines the new concept of "pet passports" in the European Union and licensing norms. Both the nation's Dog Law and Animal Welfare Act are analyzed with respect to the treatment of companion animals by the legal system.  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE   This thesis explores the way companion animals are treated under the laws of Malta. In doing so, the paper examines the new concept of "pet passports" in the European Union and licensing norms. Both the nation's Dog Law and Animal Welfare Act are analyzed with respect to the treatment of companion animals by the legal system.  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Malta) - Bibliography   This Bibliography accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective."  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Table of Judgments)   This Table of Judgments accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective."  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Table of Statutes)   This Table of Statutes accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective."  
Lorraine Poole   THE REGULATION AND PROTECTION OF ANIMALS KEPT FOR COMPANIONSHIP : A CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Table of Treaties)   This Table of Treaties accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective."  
Professor Song Wei   China Case Studies - #5 Water Filled Meat   A case study from China about the practice of adding water to animals before they are sold, to increase weight.  
Professor Song Wei   China Case Studies - #2 Wolfs Escape from a Zoo   A short case study about the killing of wolves that escaped from a zoo in China.  

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