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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.editorDeborah Cao & Steven Whiteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:54:18Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:54:18Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-13T22:59:09Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780455226187en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.thomsonreuters.com.auen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35148
dc.description.abstractThis chapter will address some of the key issues in the regulation of the treatment of wild animals. Given the potential scope of the field of 'wild animal law', the account provided here is necessarily highly circumscribed. The chapter will focus on the interplay between animal welfare and nature conservation legislation and, mostly, terrestrial rather than marine animals. Part Two of this chapter will address the issue of what constitutes a 'wild animal', including the property status of wild animals. Wild animals are traditionally distinguished from domesticated animals, such as companion and farm animals, on the basis that domesticated animals are under the direct control of humans, while animals in the wild are 'free', in the sense of not being subject to ownership. However, this simple dichotomy cannot adequately describe the range of settings in which wild animals may be located. These categories overlap, so that the treatment and property status of the same type of wild animal may fluctuate according to the context (or jurisdiction) in which it is found. Parts Three and Four of this chapter respectively explore the regulation of the welfare of wild animals through the application of animal welfare legislation and nature conservation legislation. While animal welfare legislation focuses on the treatment of individual animals, nature conservation legislation, by and large, is concerned with animal species as elements of the broader environment. Environmental ethics are more influential in a conservation context than animal ethics. Importantly, as will be illustrated through an examination of the different regulation of the treatment of possums in Australia and New Zealand respectively, underlying cultural attitudes have an important bearing on whether animal species are protected or targeted for eradication, with these attitudes sometimes at odds with the ethical implications of animal sentience. Part Five of this chapter explores the ways in which wild animals are used in captivity, briefly examining the regulation of the welfare of wild animals used in zoos and in circuses.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThomson Reutersen_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/ProductDetails.asp?ID=11046en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleAnimal Law in Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom225en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto257en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition1sten_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Societyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180119en_US
dc.titleRegulation of Wild Animal Welfareen_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.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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