Full Title Name:  The Historical and Contemporary Prosecution and Punishment of Animals

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Jen Girgen Place of Publication:  Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School Publish Year:  2003 Primary Citation:  9 Animal L. 97 (2003)

This article analyzes the role of the animal “offender,” by examining the animal trials and executions of years past. The writer argues that although the formal prosecution of animals as practiced centuries ago may have ended (for the most part), we continue to punish animals for their “crimes” against human beings. She suggests that we do this primarily to achieve two ends: the restoration of order and the achievement of revenge, and concludes with a call for a renewed emphasis on “due process” for animals threatened with punishment for their offenses.

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