|Detailed Discussion of the Laws Governing Kangaroo Culling in Australia||Jordan Sosnowski||Animal Legal & Historical Center.||
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.
|Overview of Australian Live Export Laws||JM Sosnowski||Animal Legal and Historical Center||
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.
|PROTECTION OF ANIMALS THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS||Tom Sparks||MPIL RESEARCH PAPER SERIES No. 2018-21||This paper discusses the potential of a human rights framework to contribute to the growth and development of global animal law. Parts one and two of the essay take as their example the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, and examine the major trends in the Court’s judgments and admissibility decisions that directly or indirectly concern the rights or welfare of animals. It is concluded that the Court is not indifferent to the welfare of animals, but that animal welfare is instrumentalised: it is understood not as a good in itself, but is instead valued for its implications for human welfare and rights. Part three of the essay then considers the obstacles that the anthropocentrism of the human rights idea and the instrumentalisation of animal concerns present to the use of human rights frameworks to further the development of global animal law, as well as the opportunities that exist in the meeting of these paradigms. It concludes that although the telos of human rights law is different from that of animal law, nevertheless there exist many overlapping concerns within which mutually beneficial interactions are possible.||Article|
|TRADE IN AFRICAN ELEPHANT PRODUCTS||Species Survival Network||SSN SC Brief 49, 2003||At COP12, it was agreed that Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa could export ivory to an as yet unidentified buyer, subject to certain conditions. The Standing Committee is required to interpret and define the language of these conditions, and to establish the process and time-frame within which decisions should be made as to their fulfillment.||Article|
|A Proposal to Regulate Farm Animal Confinement in the United States and an Overview of Current and Proposed Laws on the Subject||Elizabeth R. Springsteen||14 Drake J. Agric. L. 437 (2009)||
This article will outline the farm animal confinement laws that have passed, the ones that have been brought in front of various legislatures but not passed, and give examples of the ones pending in front of state legislatures across the country. It will then discuss how animal agriculture can inform the public on these issues so that a regulatory system may be adopted that considers the health and welfare of the animals, but also allows for flexibility due to changing scientific developments and accepted animal husbandry practices.
|You Are What Your Food Eats: How Regulation Of Factory Farm Conditions Could Improve Human Health And Animal Welfare Alike||Anastasia S. Stathopoulos||13 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol'y 407 (2010)||
Part I of this Note discusses the current conditions on factory farms, including the suffering endured by the animals, the unsanitary and crowded conditions, the unwholesome contents of animal feed, and the drugs regularly administered to the animals. Part II describes how those conditions pose significant health risks for humans who consume factory-farmed meat and dairy products, including threats of antibiotic resistance, bacterial infections, cancer, heart disease, animal-origin influenza, and mad cow disease. Finally, Part III proposes six specific on-farm regulations that could drastically reduce such risks and explores whether the proposed regulations could be enacted by the FDA under the existing regulatory scheme.
|Brief Summary of Rodeos||Madison Steffey||Animal Legal & Historical Center||This brief summary explores issues of animal welfare and rodeos. The summary explores the history of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the self-governing rules implemented by the organization. The few federal and state laws applicable to rodeo animals are discussed as well as local laws that have more stringent bans.||Article|
Brief Summary of Rodeos
|Detailed Discussion of Rodeos||Madison Steffey||Animal Legal & Historical Center||This paper discusses rodeos in its most narrow form, ignoring similar events such as livestock shows or fairs and rodeos in other countries. The paper begins by examining the origins of modern rodeos. It then discusses the format of most rodeos and how each animal is used. Relevant federal and state laws are discussed. The minimal protections of rodeo animals through federal and state laws leads to an examination of local city ordinances that offer more specific protections. Rodeo associations’ sway in regulation is also explored. The paper concludes with a determination that rodeo associations’ influence may finally be giving way to changes by animal advocates that are beneficial to the various people and animals involved in the rodeo industry, at least at the local level.||Article|
|Overview of Rodeos||Madison Steffey||Animal Legal & Historical Center||This overview provides a summary of laws dealing with rodeos. The applicable state and federal laws are discussed.||Article|