AR-News: New book on Animals and the Law published
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Thu Dec 11 07:31:25 EST 2003
New Book on Animals and the Law Published - Animals: Welfare, Interests, and Rights
In an easy to understand style and written as both a teaching tool and a reference book for practicing attorneys, Animals: Welfare, Interests, and Rights provides a wealth of information and demonstrates why this topic is worthy of consideration by the Law Colleges of the United States. The book also discusses many of the current controversial issues regarding animals and the law, such as the use of animals in science, animal cruelty, pets in housing, veterinarian malpractice and animal rights.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 9, 2003
ANIMALS: WELFARE, INTERESTS, AND RIGHTS NOW AVAILABLE
Animals: Welfare, Interests, and Rights is a valuable guide to animals and the law as it applies to both law students and practicing attorneys. This book is a vital resource for law professors seeking an up-to-date tool for teaching animal law, complete with over twenty case studies and ten appendicies. It also provides the practicing attorney with over fifty cases, as well as excerpts from many articles. Additionally, an electronic version of the text has been developed and contains a fully bookmarked table of contents for easy access to whatever topic you seek, as well as over 350 hyperlinked footnotes and active weblinks.
As we move into the 21st Century, animal issues are receiving increasing visibility in the general press. In the past four years the number of law student organizations formed to focus on animal issues increased from five to forty throughout the United States. More and more law schools are offering a course on animal law, and a greater number of attorneys increasingly find that part of their practice deals with animal issues.
Animals: Welfare, Interests, and Rights is divided into four parts, with a total of sixteen topic chapters that provide a full consideration of multiple legal issues in the animal law field. The book also discusses many of the current controversial issues regarding animals and the law, such as the use of animals in science, animal cruelty, pets in housing, veterinarian mal-
practice and animal rights.
The books author, David Favre, is a professor at Michigan State University DCL College of Law. He has been teaching and writing scholarship about animal issues both domestic and wildlife for over twenty years. Professor Favre has held leadership positions in animal-related organizations such as the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and he has been able to travel to many countries around the world to make presentations about animal issues. His books and law review articles cover a wide variety of issues. Most recently he has created a legal information website, www.animallaw.info, where he is editor-in-chief.
Animals: Welfare, Interests, and Rights can be purchased as a traditional textbook, but there is also a hyperlinked version available that can be purchased either through a download or as a CD, an easily navigable reference tool that's a must on any attorney's virtual reference shelf.
- You can view the full table of contents here. http://www.animallaw.info/policy/pobookpromo.htm
- Read a sample chapter from the hardbound version.
Animals: Welfare, Interests, and Rights (hardcover $78; ebook $32), 503 pages, 8 1/2 by 11, hardbound, ISBN: 0-9724103-5-X is available through the Animal Legal and Historical Center, www.animallaw.info. Customers can order either version of the book through the website.
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