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Author Barnett, Katy (Katy Eloise), author.

Title Guilty pigs : the weird & wonderful history of animal law / Katy Barnett & Jeremy Gans.

Published Collingwood, VIC : La Trobe University, in conjunction with Black Inc., [2022].


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KA 66 BARN    DUE 03-10-22
Physical description 355 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Animals' laws -- Owning animals -- Controlling animals -- Blaming animals -- Understanding animals -- Harming animals -- Protecting animals -- Conclusion: Law's animals.
Summary In Guilty Pigs, animal law experts Katy Barnett and Jeremy Gans guide readers through the philosophy and practice of animal-related law, from the very earliest cases to the issues we are debating today, including the responsibilities of pet owners and the application of human rights to animals. They also cover hunting rights, using animals to solve crime, protecting animals from abuse and neglect, and the unique nature of owning a living being.What to do with animals that injure or kill people, in particular, has long troubled humans. In medieval Europe, 'killer' animals - horses, cattle and most often pigs, which were notorious for eating young children - were put on trial. Even in the early twentieth century, circus elephants who lashed out at their keepers in America were summarily executed for their crimes.Filled with lively and sometimes bizarre case studies, this is a fascinating and entertaining read - for all lovers of misbehaving creatures.
Other author Gans, Jeremy, 1971- author.
Subject Animal rights -- History.
Speciesism -- History.
Animal welfare -- History.
Animal attacks -- Anecdotes.
Captive wild animals -- Behavior -- History.
Animals and civilization.
Animals -- Law and legislation.
Animal industry -- Law and legislation.
Animal welfare -- Law and legislation.
Variant Title Guilty pigs : the weird and wonderful history of animal law
ISBN 9781760641849 (paperback)
1760641847 (paperback)