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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.editorPeter Sankoff & Steven Whiteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:50:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:50:18Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-13T22:59:33Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781862877191en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28052
dc.description.abstractThe prevailing legal position for almost all animals is no more than that they deserve protection against gratuitous cruelty, consistent with an orthodox, narrow understanding of the moral significance of animals. But this position invites questions about where the line should be drawn. Why and to what extent do animals deserve protection from suffering? Why and to what extent do they deserve the opportunity to live a fulfilling life in accordance with their capabilities? On what basis should some animals be singled out for greater legal protection than others? This chapter considers some of the major contemporary contributions that have been made in answering these questions, and the ways in which these inform arguments for re-evaluating the legal status of animals. It is argued that while there are a variety of ways in which these questions may be addressed, a unifying theme is that a change in the prevailing orthodoxy on the moral significance of animals, as reflected in law, is warranted.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Federation Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862879300en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleAnimal Law in Australasia: A New Dialogueen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom79en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto107en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Societyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180119en_US
dc.titleExploring Different Philosophical Approaches to Animal Protection in Lawen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Federation Press. Please refer to the book link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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