What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law?

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Randall S. Abate (editor), What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law? Environmental Law Institute (2015)

This book, edited by Prof. Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law, seeks to fill the gap between the complex legal issues that matter most to the environmental law and animal law movements. Environmental law, with its intricate layers of international, federal, state, and local laws, has a longer history and is more established than its animal law counterpart. Yet, animal law faces many of the same legal and strategic challenges that environmental law faced in seeking to establish a more secure foothold in the United States and abroad. As such, animal law stands to gain valuable insights from the lessons of the environmental law movement’s experience in confronting those challenges.

The 17 chapters contained in this book compare the very different trajectories of the two movements’ regulatory histories and examine the legal intersections that may exist across them. Professor Abate draws on the talents of 22 experts from academia, the nonprofit community, and the legal profession to examine the ways in which animal rights and welfare law can benefit from lessons learned in the environmental field. Providing various contexts and perspectives from U.S. law, foreign domestic law, and international law, the book addresses a myriad of substantive issues, including climate change, international trade, agriculture, invasive species, lead pollution, and fisheries management, as well as procedural issues, such as standing and damages. The book concludes with a vision for the future on how animal law can learn from environmental law and how the two movements can better coordinate their common objectives.

For more and to order the book, see Environmental Law Institute publishers at  http://www.eli.org/eli-press-books/what-can-animal-law-learn-environmental-law

For a peek inside at the cover and table of contents, see the attached pdf file!


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