What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law

Author: Randall S. Abate
ISBN: 9781585761760
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"When either animalists or environmentalists get together and talk about "issues" that are important to them, there is almost no overlap in the topics. There is always the common point, that some humans or corporations are causing the harms they are concerned about, but that is not particularly helpful to solving problems. So the groups go about their good work without reaching out to others, as they seldom share priorities in a world of limited resources."--From the foreword by David S. Favre, Professor of Law & The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law, Michigan State University College of Law This edited volume by Professor Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law presents a collection of 17 chapters in an attempt to fill the gap--as illustrated above--between the complex legal issues that matter most to environmental law and animal law movements. Environmental law has a longer history and is more established than its animal law counterpart with intricate layers of international, federal, state, and local laws. Animal law currently faces many of the legal and strategic challenges that environmental law faced in seeking to establish a more secure foothold in U.S. and international law and, as such, stands to gain valuable insights from the lessons of the environmental law movement's experience in confronting those challenges. These chapters compare the very different trajectories of the regulatory history of both movements, examining the legal intersections that may exist across them. Prof. Abate draws on the talents of 22 experts in their fields from academia, non-profits, and the legal profession to examine the ways in which animal rights and welfare law can benefit from environmental law. The chapters address various contexts and perspectives from U.S. law, foreign domestic law, and international law on substantive issues including climate change, international trade and the environment, concentrated animal feeding operations, invasive species, lead pollution, and fisheries management, and procedural issues including standing and damages. The book concludes with two chapters that offer a vision for the future regarding how animal law can learn from environmental law and how the two movements can better coordinate their common objectives. Reviews: "This is a path-breaking collection of thoughtful essays on the relationship between traditional environmental law and the emerging law of animal rights and welfare. Indeed these closely reasoned accounts show how intertwined are the strands of law that comprise these seemingly disparate fields. In a human dominated world the book is a useful reminder that hubris can lead to catastrophe for all forms of life on earth."--Patrick Parenteau, Professor of Law, Senior Counsel Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School "Professor Abate's book is an extremely valuable contribution. It's an excellent compendium of environmental laws and treaties pertinent to animal welfare, as well as lessons that the more developed field of environmental law may present for the emerging field of animal law."--Dr. Wil Burns Co-Executive Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment and Chair, Environmental Law Section of the International Law Association "This book contains a valuable, well-written, and incisive collection of essays by outstanding experts in the fields of environmental and animal law. It deserves a place on the bookshelves of all animal rights and environmental law attorneys and anyone else who believes that our natural surroundings, and the living creatures which inhabit it, deserve to be valued and protected."--Joel Mintz, Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center "Always up for a challenge, Professor Abate has gathered together an impressive group of Animal Law experts and asked them to climb a very steep mountai

Green Collar Jobs

Author: Scott M. Deitche
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380147
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This is a comprehensive yet practical guide for job seekers looking for green career opportunities. * Provides original insights and advice from professionals in green career fields * Includes web addresses for associations, discussion groups, job boards, and companies in each chapter * Lists relevant job sites and online references

Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

Author: Ian D. Rotherham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134062028
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There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental which can grow through concrete, the water hyacinth which has choked tropical waterways, and many introduced animals which have out-competed and displaced local fauna. This book addresses the broader context of invasive and exotic species, in terms of the perceived threats and environmental concerns which surround alien species and ecological invasions. As a result of unprecedented scales of environmental change, combined with rapid globalisation, the mixing of cultures and diversity, and fears over biosecurity and bioterrorism, the known impacts of particular invasions have been catastrophic. However, as several chapters show, reactions to some exotic species, and the justifications for interventions in certain situations, including biological control by introduced natural enemies, rest uncomfortably with social reactions to ethnic cleansing and persecution perpetrated across the globe. The role of democracy in deciding and determining environmental policy is another emerging issue. In an increasingly multicultural society this raises huge questions of ethics and choice. At the same time, in order to redress major ecological losses, the science of reintroduction of native species has also come to the fore, and is widely accepted by many in nature conservation. However, with questions of where and when, and with what species or even species analogues, reintroductions are acceptable, the topic is hotly debated. Again, it is shown that many decisions are based on values and perceptions rather than objective science. Including a wide range of case studies from around the world, his book raises critical issues to stimulate a much wider debate.

The Best 117 Law Schools

Author: Eric Owens
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764196
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"Our Best 357 Colleges is the best-selling college guide on the market because it is the voice of the students. Now we let graduate students speak for themselves, too, in these brand-new guides for selecting the ideal business, law, medical, or arts and humanities graduate school. It includes detailed profiles; rankings based on student surveys, like those made popular by our Best 357 Colleges guide; as well as student quotes about classes, professors, the social scene, and more. Plus we cover the ins and outs of admissions and financial aid. Each guide also includes an index of all schools with the most pertinent facts, such as contact information. And we've topped it all off with our school-says section where participating schools can talk back by providing their own profiles. It's a whole new way to find the perfect match in a graduate school."

Animal Law and Welfare International Perspectives

Author: Deborah Cao
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331926818X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book focuses on animal laws and animal welfare in major jurisdictions in the world, including the more developed legal regimes for animal protection of the US, UK, Australia, the EU and Israel, and the regulatory regimes still developing in China, South Africa, and Brazil. It offers in-depth analyses and discussions of topical and important issues in animal laws and animal welfare, and provides a comprehensive and comparative snapshot of some of the most important countries in the world in terms of animal population and worsening animal cruelty. Among the issues discussed are international law topics that relate to animals, including the latest WTO ruling on seal products and the EU ban, the Blackfish story and US law for cetaceans, the wildlife trafficking and crimes related to Africa and China, and historical and current animal protection laws in the UK and Australia. Bringing together the disciplines of animal law and animal welfare science as well as ethics and criminology with contributions from some of the most prominent animal welfare scientists and animal law scholars in the world, the book considers the strengths and failings of existing animal protection law in different parts of the world. In doing so it draws more attention to animal protection as a moral and legal imperative and to crimes against animals as a serious crime.

Environmental Law

Author: Lisa Johnson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133961581
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With the most current coverage available, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW explains the basic foundations that are essential to understanding how law applies to the natural environment. In addition to thorough coverage of common law, constitutional law, dispute resolution, and administrative law, the text addresses environmental topics like air pollution, water pollution, endangered species, and hazardous waste disposal as well as the corresponding laws−the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and RCRA. In addition, an entire chapter is devoted to the rapidly growing field of animal law. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to understand current law as it relates to the environment and pending issues to be resolved. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods in Environmental Law

Author: Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784712574
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This timely Handbook brings innovative, free-thinking and radical approaches to research methods in environmental law. With a comprehensive approach it brings together key concepts such as sustainability, climate change, activism, education and Actor-Network Theory. It considers how the Anthropocene subjects environmental law to critique, and to the needs of the variety of bodies, human and non-human, that require its protection. This much-needed book provides a theoretically informed analysis of methodological approaches in the discipline, such as constitutional analysis, rights-based approaches, spatial/geographical analysis, immersive methodologies and autoethnography, which will aid in the practical critique and re-imagining of Environmental Law.

Human Animal Studies

Author: Gabriela Kompatscher-Gufler
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825247597
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Human-Animal Studies: Gesellschaftliche, philosophische und kulturelle Aspekte des Mensch-Tier-Verhältnisses Die erste deutschsprachige Einführung in die Human-Animal Studies (HAS) fungiert für Studierende und Lehrende der HAS und für Nachbardisziplinen, die auf das Mensch-Tier-Verhältnis blicken, als Seminargrundlage. Die Kapitel sind didaktisch aufbereitet und bieten Definitionen, Erklärungen, ein Glossar, Zusatzliteratur, Arbeitsaufgaben, Verständnisfragen und weiterführende Fragen, die zur vertieften Auseinandersetzung anregen. Thematisiert werden unter anderem die philosophische Tierethik, Human-Animal Studies in Literatur und Sprachwissenschaft sowie in Soziologie, Pädagogik, Geschichte und Gender Studies. Wie sehen historische Entwicklungen, Tendenzen, Schlüsselbegriffe, wichtige Theorien und Konzepte und Teilbereiche der Human-Animal Studies aus? Auf diese Fragen finden Studierende und Lehrende Antworten in diesem Buch. Dieser Titel ist nicht als Dozenten-Freiexemplar erhältlich.

Disziplinierte Tiere

Author: Reingard Spannring
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839425182
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Nichtmenschliche Tiere wurden bislang in den Human-, Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften aufgrund des vorherrschenden Anthropozentrismus, der radikalen Ablehnung jeglichen Anthropomorphismus sowie des biologischen Essentialismus kaum berücksichtigt. Die Beziehungsformen zwischen nichtmenschlichen Tieren und Menschen sind historisch, kulturell, aber auch innergesellschaftlich sehr heterogen, ambivalent und widersprüchlich; ihre Wechselbeziehungen sind multidimensional. Angesichts dessen stellen die Beiträge des Bandes die Frage danach, was die Berücksichtigung nichtmenschlicher Tiere und der Tier-Mensch-Beziehungen für die jeweilige wissenschaftliche Disziplin bedeutet und welche Herausforderungen sich für deren Forschungsfelder, Theorien und Methoden ergeben. Mit Vorworten der beiden Ethologen Marc Bekoff und Kurt Kotrschal.