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Animal rights law
Jasper, Margaret C.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, [2002]

Physical Description:
viii, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
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The evolution of animal rights legislation, anti-cruelty statutes, the Federal Animal Welfare Act, and the Endangered Species Act are examined in this volume. The legal rights afforded animals in particular situations are also explored, as well as the history of the animal rights movement. A directory, appendix, and glossary are included.

The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.

Author Notes

Margaret C. Jasper is an attorney engaged in the general practice of law in South Salem, New York, concentrating in the areas of personal injury and entertainment law. Ms. Jasper holds a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, is a member of the New York and Connecticut bars, and is certified to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. iii
Introductionp. v
Chapter 1 The Animal Rights Movement
An Overviewp. 1
Legislative Effortsp. 1
Animal Rights Organizationsp. 2
Animal Welfarep. 2
Strict Animal Rightsp. 3
Animal Liberationp. 4
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta)p. 4
Chapter 2 Animal Anti-Cruelty Legislation
Historical Backgroundp. 7
Modern Day Legislationp. 8
Protected Rightsp. 8
The Right to Nourishment and Adequate Living Conditionsp. 8
The Right to Protection from Abandonmentp. 8
The Right to Protection from Poisoningp. 8
The Right to Humane Transportationp. 8
Standard of Proofp. 9
Exemption for Scientific Experimentationp. 9
Domestic Animalsp. 9
Chapter 3 Marine Mammals
In Generalp. 11
The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972p. 11
Commercial Whalingp. 11
The Tuna Industryp. 12
Chapter 4 Livestock and the Meatpacking Industry
In Generalp. 15
The Federal Humane Slaughter Actp. 15
Chapter 5 Animal Experimentation
Historical Backgroundp. 17
Procurement Lawsp. 17
The Federal Animal Welfare Actp. 18
The Improved Standards for Laboratory Animals Actp. 19
Animal Care Committeesp. 19
Animal Experimentation in the Classroomp. 20
Chapter 6 Hunting and Wildlife Management
In Generalp. 21
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicep. 21
Citizen Involvementp. 22
Trappingp. 22
Types of Trapsp. 22
Trap Visitationp. 23
Miscellaneous Restrictionsp. 23
Hunter Harassment Statutesp. 24
Wildlife Managementp. 24
Deer Huntsp. 24
Wildlife Contraceptionp. 24
Protection of Wild Horsesp. 25
Chapter 7 Sports and Entertainment
Animals in Captivityp. 27
Horse Racingp. 27
Animal Fightsp. 28
Chapter 8 Endangered Species
In Generalp. 31
The Endangered Species Actp. 31
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicep. 32
Regional Officesp. 32
The USFWS Division of Endangered Speciesp. 33
Chapter 9 Companion Animals
In Generalp. 35
Applicable Lawp. 35
Federal Legislationp. 35
The Housing and Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983p. 36
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988p. 36
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990p. 37
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973p. 37
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)p. 37
State Lawsp. 37
Chapter 10 Animal Sacrifice
In Generalp. 39
Santeriap. 39
Animal Sacrificep. 39
Appendix 1 National Animal Rights Organizationsp. 45
Appendix 2 State Animal Anti-Cruelty Statutesp. 61
Appendix 3 Federal Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. [section] 2131 ET SEQ.)p. 123
Appendix 4 Complaint--Kissinger V. Board of Trustees of Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicinep. 147
Appendix 5 State Hunter Harassment Statutesp. 163
Appendix 6 Sample Hunter Harassment Statute--State of Massachusettsp. 165
Appendix 7 Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Actp. 167
Appendix 8 Endangered Species--Categorized by Statep. 175
Appendix 9 The Endangered Species Actp. 209
Appendix 10 Usfws Endangered Species Program Officesp. 253
Glossaryp. 255
Bibliographyp. 257