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By Joan E. Schaffner

This exploration of the newly rising, assorted, and arguable sector of animal lawpresents a uncomplicated survey of the legislation designed to guard animals, examining and critiquing them, and presenting a destiny the place the criminal regime appropriately acknowledges and protects the inherent worthy of all animals.

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The regulations are drafted and enforced by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, within the Department of the Interior. Private entities also may enforce the ESA. ” The laws are often drafted by the health authorities within a state and enforced by animal control officers or the local police. These laws provide for licensing and vaccinations of animals by their owners, define and regulate “dangerous dogs,” manage free-roaming cats, and establish a bailee for people’s lost (or abandoned) property, the governmentowned animal shelter.

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The law defines the rights and obligations of the government to its citizens – public law, and among citizens – private law. At the most fundamental level, human laws exist to minimize, eliminate, and at times shift the burden of harm that humans cause others. The rule of law exists as an alternative to the rule of nature based on violence and the survival of the fittest, to promote a peaceful and harm-free society. The law derives from various sources of authority – international, constitutional, statutory, administrative, and common law – each involving the protection or regulation of different types of interests, rights, and obligations.

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