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Animal Law in a Capsule Collection: United States of America - Part II: Criminal Law

2015.04.21

AUTHOR: Carly Elizabeth Souther. LLM & Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

TITLE: Animal Law in a Capsule Collection: United States of America - Part II: Criminal Law

PUBLICATION DATE: March 2015
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center

ABSTRACT:

In the United States, anti-cruelty laws “generally are based on a concern for public morals, protection of one’s property interest in an animal or, more recently, concern for the well-being of the animals themselves.” If the purpose of an anti-cruelty statute is to protect public morals, then regardless of ownership, one may not inflict unnecessary suffering on an animal.

 United-States-of-America-Part-2-Criminal-Law.pdf



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