The most detailed and authoritative treatment of the current state of animal welfare law in Britain to date. This book provides a full analysis of the substantive law, considers its objectives, application and effectiveness, the background to the current debate and the arguments for and against further reform. It includes full coverage of key topics such as agricultural production, transportation, scientific procedures, entertainment, domestic pets, wildlife, hunting and enforcement.
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Mike Radford is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen. He is both a public lawyer and a leading authority on animal protection law. He has written extensively on the subject, and has lectured widely in the UK and abroad. He is presently a member of the Council of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare; a member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council; an academic adviser to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; and a committee member of the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association.
`much needed and long-awaited erudite publication. ... a brilliant exposition of the complicated legal status of animals.'
The Institute of Animal Technology Bulletin Vol 38, No. 3, March 2002
`Given the dramatic changes in knowledge of, and attitudes towards, animals in recent years, rapid legal developments were inevitable. The subject of animals in law is presented as an exciting and dynamically developing subject by Mike Radford. Many people will want to know what is happening
and how it has come about. The structures of law are not easy to comprehend but Mike Radford is masterful in presenting a story which is dramatic and interesting, whilst informing in an expert and comprehensively reliable way. People from many backgrounds, and indeed many countries, will enjoy this
book and find it very useful.'
Donald Broom (quote from the Foreward)
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