Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law

From Conservation to Compassion

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

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.

‘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

2019 336 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 393 9 £139.50 £100.00 $139.50 $155.00

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