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Developing a common law of animal welfare: offences against animals and offences against persons compared

Calley, D (2011) 'Developing a common law of animal welfare: offences against animals and offences against persons compared.' Crime, Law and Social Change, 55 (5). pp. 421-436. ISSN 0925-4994

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Abstract

Most animal welfare/suffering cases heard by the courts focus only on the facts: did the defendant, as a matter of fact, do those things with which they are charged? Analysis of the 2010 Amersham horse cruelty case reveals that there is significant room for ambiguity and subjective interpretation within the statutes that underpin animal welfare law. To provide certainty and to allow the law to develop it is essential that cases such as Amersham are not only subject to a review of the facts, but also a full analysis of the legal principles contained within the relevant statutes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: From the issue entitled "Special Issue: Animal Abuse and Criminology"
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2012 15:41
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3665

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