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Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law

From Conservation to Compassion Edited by Werner Scholtz, Professor of Law, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and Visiting Professor, Lincoln Law School, UK
At a time when the planet’s wildlife faces countless dangers, international environmental law continues to overlook its evolving welfare interests. This thought-provoking book provides a crucial exploration of how international environmental law must adapt to take account of the growing recognition of the intrinsic value of wildlife.
Extent: 336 pp
Hardback Price: $155.00 Web: $139.50
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 393 9
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At a time when the planet’s wildlife faces countless dangers, international environmental law continues to overlook its evolving welfare interests. This thought-provoking book provides a crucial exploration of how international environmental law must adapt to take account of the growing recognition of the intrinsic value of wildlife.

Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law offers compelling and timely arguments in favour of wildlife’s inherent worth and proposes a progressive development of the law in response to its needs and interests. Taking into account recent trends in bioethics and conservation, these critical discussions of wildlife welfare have dramatic implications for the future of sustainable development and sustainable use. The book challenges assumptions by taking a perspective which decentres the needs of humans and instead emphasises the growing need to protect wildlife with compassion and care.

This book will prove invaluable to both students and scholars of environmental law, animal law and international law more widely. It will also appeal to policymakers, legal scholars and NGOs dealing with the imminent needs of the earth’s wildlife.
‘This book does two things very well. It demonstrates that the ethical imperative of treating non-human creatures with respect makes a better conceptual fit with the international legal order’s basic tenets than is often assumed. At the same time, it starkly exposes the challenge of ensuring that attention for the welfare of individual animals does not impede the effectiveness of current policies for the conservation, recovery and sustainable use of healthy wildlife populations and ecosystems.’
– Arie Trouwborst, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Contributors: D. Bilchitz, M. Bowman, S. Riley, J.E. Schaffner, W. Scholtz, K. Sykes, S. White



















Contents:

1. Introduction
Werner Scholtz

2. Value, wild animals and law
Joan E. Schaffner

3. Animals, humans and the international legal order: towards an integrated bioethical perspective
Michael Bowman

4. Wildlife law and animal welfare: competing interests and ethics
Sophie Riley

5. Shifting Norms in Wild Animal Protection and Effective Regulatory Design
Steven White

6. Why conservation and sustainability require protection for the interests of animals
David Bilchitz

7. Trading rhinoceros horn for the sake of conservation: dehorning the dilemma through a legal analysis of the emergence of animal welfare
Werner Scholtz

8. WTO Law, the Environment and Animal Welfare
Katie Sykes

Index