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Author Beirne, Piers.

Title Confronting animal abuse : law, criminology, and human-animal relationships / Piers Beirne
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 237 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Against cruelty? Understanding the Act Against Plowing by the Tayle (Ireland, 1635) -- The prosecution of animal cruelty in Puritan Massachusetts, 1636-1683 -- Toward a sociology of animal sexual assault -- Horse maiming and the sport of kings -- Is there a progression from animal abuse to interhuman violence? -- Epilogue
Summary Confronting Animal Abuse presents a powerful examination of the human-animal relationship and the laws designed to protect it. Piers Beirne, a leading scholar in the growing field of green criminology, explores the heated topic of animal abuse in agriculture, science, and sport, as well as what is known, if anything, about the potential for animal assault to lead to inter-human violence. He convincingly shows how from its roots in the Irish plow-fields of 1635 through today, animal-rights legislation has been primarily shaped by human interest and why we must reconsider the terms of human-anim
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index
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Subject Animal welfare -- Law and legislation -- History.
Animal welfare -- Law and legislation.
Animal welfare -- Psychological aspects.
Bestiality (Crime)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009004788
ISBN 0742547434 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0742547442 (paperback; alk. paper)
0742599744 (electronic bk.)
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9780742547438 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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9780742599741 (electronic bk.)
9781282497672
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