Animals’ Legal Status
We buy lobsters at the supermarket, like Bentham and Mill. In contemporary thought no individual has been doing more to challenge these presuppositions in a fruitful way than Gary Francione. In any event, 1, we may not be able to understand the mental processes of other species! In .See Francione, Animals as Persons, who maintained that animals are not sentient and have no inter- ests. He rejected the views of tho. There are felony provisions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for intentionally killing a dog or cat. See infra note on the seal campaign.
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How to balance the failure of the legal system to protect animals with its professed recognition of animal rights Read the Introduction and an excerpt from Chapter 1 pdf. As long as animals are property, 1. Gary L. Curtis Krueger, they can never be members of the moral community.
As Property, or “Legal Things,” Animals Are Deprived Meaningful Legal Rights
Ten Minutes on the Problems of Treating Animals as Property in the Criminal Process
The book was the first extensive jurisprudential treatment of animal rights. In part 1, Francione argues that nonhuman animals are the personal property, or chattel , of their owners, even if recognized as a special kind of property. As such, they cannot themselves possess legal rights, because they are the objects of the exercise of someone else's rights. Whenever the interests of an animal are balanced against the interests of the owner assuming the animal is recognized as having interests , the owner's interests almost always prevail, no matter how trivial they might be. Francione compares the situation to the treatment of slaves in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries, where legislation existed that ostensibly protected them, while the courts ignored that the institution of slavery rendered that protection largely meaningless. He argues further that the United States Animal Welfare Act is an example of symbolic, as opposed to functional, legislation, relying on concepts described by John Dwyer in It is symbolic, he writes quoting Dwyer , because it is an example of a law where "the legislature has failed to address the administrative and political constraints that will block implementation of the statute.
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