TOPIC

ANIMAL LAW

 NAME: DIVYA SINGH

YEAR: 3RD YEAR ( 5TH SEMESTER)

COLLEGE: LLOYD LAW COLLEGE (Online Intern @LawOF)


 Roger Scruton- “To spread the concept of animal rights beyond our species is to jeopardize our dignity as moral beings, who  live in judgement of one another and of themselves.”

Steven Best- “Animal rights must not only be an idea but a social movement for the liberation of the world’s most oppressed beings’ both in terms of numbers and in the severity of their pain.”

Animals rights are benefits people give to animals. Benefits include the right of protection from human use and abuse and rights can take moral, legal and practical forms. People who support animal rights believe that animals are not ours to use as we wish, for whatever purpose, be it food, clothing, experimentation or entertainment. Animal rights supporters also believe that we should consider the best interests of animals regardless of whatever value the animals may have for us.

Animal interests, however, are not always the same s human interests. Animals are not in need of equality before the law, or freedom of speech and religion, or of fair taxation. Rights for animals;

1- Right to live in the natural state.

2- Right to express normal behavior.

3- Right to reproduce.

4- Right to choose their own lifestyle.

The cow and buffalo eats grass and milk. That milk gives ghee, butter and our world revolves around milk products. Right from the tea, coffee to almost all our sweets are milk based. When these animals stop giving milk, we sell them to slaughter houses for their meat and skin. Humans are the only animals that Useless to the planet Earth. Humans  destroy the planet and nature! Let’s learn something from the so called animals and be useful to nature. Give something back to nature in our lifetimes.

The existence of life in the blue planet is not only because of human being, but includes the entire ecosystem, which further includes animals as one of the major factor. So, wherever there is the existence of something, there lies a set of rules or laws to regulate the same.

Animal law, as the name justifies, is the combination of statutory laws and case laws in which the legal,  social or biological nature of the non-human animals is the major factor.  Animal law includes in it categories such as wildlife, domestic animals, animals used for entertainment and animals raised for food as well.

The emergence or animal law is parallel to those laws which deals with the environment as animals are also a part of ecology and faces same danger and challenges as the environment today is facing majorly because of pollution and negligence. Animal law also encompasses and affection traditional laws which includes torts, contract and criminal laws, and further include matters related to veterinary malpractices, custody of animals,  domestic violence and laws related to anti cruelty towards animals.

For the purpose of protecting the rights and advance the interest of animal through legal system,  an American non-profit law organization formed Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) back in 1979. The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s primary programs include a litigation program, aimed at stopping the abuse of companion animals, and animals abused in industries including factory farming and the entertainment business; a criminal justice program, which assists law enforcement agencies and legal prosecutors in seeking maximum penalties for those who abuse animals; and an animal law program, to advance the field of animal law in law schools and among legal professionals.

 

 

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