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Chapter 2: Species Justice: Animal Rights, Animal Abuse And Violence Towards Humans
By the end of this chapter you should:
- Have a firm understanding of species justice arguments which contend that justice systems need to consider the rights and protection of nonhuman animals.
- Understand conceptual arguments that animals should have rights and some of the different conceptions on how such rights can be realised in legal systems.
- Have a firm understanding of the basis of animal protection through criminal law systems and awareness of some contemporary debates concerning these.
- Understand the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence and related arguments that suggest that animal abuse and human violence are inextricably linked.
This chapter examines a range of issues relating to animal ...