Global Animal Law from the Margins: International Trade in Animals and their Bodies

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    This book critically engages the emerging field of global animal law from the perspective of an intersectional ethical framework.

    Reconceptualising global animal law, this book argues that global animal law overrepresents views from the west as it does not sufficiently engage views from the Global South, as well as from Indigenous and other marginalised communities. Tracing this imbalance to the early development of animal law’s reaction to issues of international trade, the book elicits the anthropocentrism and colonialism that underpin this bias. In response, the book outlines a new, intersectional, second wave of animal ethics. Incorporating marginalised viewpoints, it elevates the field beyond the dominant concern with animal welfare and rights. And, drawing on aspects of decolonial thought, earth jurisprudence, intersectionality theory and posthumanism, it offers a fundamental rethinking of the very basis of global animal law.

    The book's critical, yet practical, new approach to global animal law will appeal to animal law and environmental law experts, legal theorists, and those working in the areas of animal studies and ecology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages320
    ISBN (Electronic)9781003273783
    ISBN (Print)9781032226989
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 15 Jun 2023


    • Global animal law
    • animal law
    • animal ethics
    • critical animal studies
    • international trade law
    • animal welfare
    • animal rights
    • critical theory
    • intersectionality
    • posthumanism
    • decolonisation
    • social justice
    • animal justice
    • global law
    • third world approaches to international law
    • neoliberalism
    • World Trade Organization
    • trade linkage
    • law and ethics
    • legal theory


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