The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems

There is currently no basic text in wildlife law suitable for the wide range of courses in wildlife conservation and animal welfare at both bachelors and masters level, or for the large number of people who work in conservation and animal welfare; The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems fills the gap in this significant market for a basic law text applicable to students and professionals whose primary training is in biology but who require a basic understanding of the laws relating to the protection of animals and ecosystems. Les mer
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There is currently no basic text in wildlife law suitable for the wide range of courses in wildlife conservation and animal welfare at both bachelors and masters level, or for the large number of people who work in conservation and animal welfare; The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems fills the gap in this significant market for a basic law text applicable to students and professionals whose primary training is in biology but who require a basic understanding of the laws relating to the protection of animals and ecosystems. The text is applicable to a wide range of subjects, including wildlife conservation, animal handling, animal welfare, animal husbandry, and veterinary science. This foundational text supports those studying animal and ecosystem law by providing an overview of the basic legal principles, national and international laws, terminology, the legal mechanisms used to protect animals and ecosystems, and a compendium of the major animal welfare and conservation laws in major English speaking countries. Dr. Rees has been teaching wildlife law for 20 years and ecology for over 35 years and is ideally placed to write this book.

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About the author 8 What is this book for? 9 Acknowledgements 10 Explanatory notes 11 The meaning of some terms used in the law 12 A note on sex 13 Abbreviations and Acronyms Glossary Introduction 14 PART I Legal principles and concepts15 Chapter 1 Legal systems; national, European and international 1.1 Legal jurisdictions 15 1.2 National laws 15 1.2.1 What is national law? 15 1.2.2 The process of enacting new national laws 16 1.2.3 Delegated legislation 17 1.2.4 Looking for national laws 19 1.2.5 Federal systems of law 19 1.3 The European Union and European law 19 1.3.1 Principles 19 1.3.2 Institutions 20 1.3.3 EU Primary legislation 21 1.3.4 EU Secondary legislation 21 1.3.5 The role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) 23 1.4 International law 24 1.4.1 Sources of international law 24 1.4.2 Principles 24 1.4.3 Titles 25 1.4.4 How a treaty is formed 25 1.4.5 Structure of international treaties 26 1.4.6 Soft law 33 1.4.7 Memoranda of understanding 36 1.4.8 International institutions 36 1.5 Case law and law reports 38 1.5.1 How are legal cases named? 39 1.6 Amending the law 40 1.7 Where to find the law 41 1.7.1 Legal encyclopaedias and websites 41 1.7.2 Where to find UK laws 42 1.7. 3 Where to find US laws 42 1.8 Reading legislation 43 1.9 Legal journals 45 2. Legal principles46 2.1 Legal personality, locus standi and ultra vires 46 2.1.1 Legal personality 46 2.1.2 Locus standi and pressure groups 46 2.1.3 Judicial review and ultra vires 48 2.2 Ethics, precaution, equity, and presumptions of guilt 48 2.2.1 Environmental ethics and animal rights 48 2.2.2 Intrinsic value 51 2.2.3 Precautionary principle 52 2.2.4 Rights of future generations: inter-generational equity 54 2.2.5 Strict liability and the burden of proof in wildlife offences 55 Chapter 3 Beliefs, ethics and history58 3.1 Totems, creation myths and fadies the protection of animals and ecosystems by ancient beliefs 58 3.2 Ancient beliefs as a threat to wildlife 60 3.3 Animals and religion 61 3.4 A short and incomplete history of the laws protecting animals, plants and ecosystems 62 Chapter 4 Ownership of, and responsibility for, animals and access to wild places68 4.1 Who owns wildlife? 68 4.2 Theft of wildlife 72 4.3 Who is the keeper of an animal? 72 4.4 Liability for the action of animals. 73 4.5 Rights of access to open land and water 75 Chapter 5 Definitions of different categories of living things78 5.1 Introduction 78 5.2 The binomial system of nomenclature 78 5.3 Definitions of a species? 80 5.4 What s in a name? Problems with de

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