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Beyond Cages

Animal Law and Criminal Punishment

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For all the diversity of views within the animal protection movement, there is a surprising consensus about the need for more severe criminal justice interventions against animal abusers. More prosecutions and longer sentences, it is argued, will advance the status of animals in law and society. Breaking from this mold, Professor Justin Marceau demonstrates that a focus on 'carceral animal law' puts the animal rights movement at odds with other social justice movements, and may be bad for humans and animals alike. Animal protection efforts need to move beyond cages and towards systemic solutions if the movement hopes to be true to its own defining ethos of increased empathy and resistance to social oppression. Providing new insights into how the lessons of criminal justice reform should be imported into the animal abuse context, Beyond Cages is a valuable contribution to the literature on animal welfare and animal rights law.

Product code: 9781108405454

ISBN 9781108405454
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H228xW151xS16
No. Of Pages 298
Publisher Cambridge University Press
This is the first book to critique the animal protection movement's alliance with the prosecuting state. For persons researching social change or civil rights, this critique of the strategies of the animal protection movement will serve as a unique and valuable case study.