Confronting animal abuse [electronic resource] : law, criminology, and human-animal relationships / Piers Beirne
- Beirne, Piers
- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiii, 237 pages) : illustrations, map
- Against cruelty? Understanding the Act Against Plowing by the Tayle (Ireland, 1635) -- The prosecution of animal cruelty in Puritan Massachusetts, 1636-1683 -- Toward a sociology of animal sexual assault -- Horse maiming and the sport of kings -- Is there a progression from animal abuse to interhuman violence? -- Epilogue.
- "Confronting Animal Abuse presents an examination of the human-animal relationship and the laws designed to protect it. Piers Beirne explores the heated topic of animal abuse in agriculture, science, and sport, as well as the potential for animal assault to lead to inter-human violence. He shows how, from its roots in the Irish plow-fields of 1635 through today, animal-rights legislation has been primarily shaped by human interest and why we must reconsider the terms of human-animal relationships. To confront animal abuse, the book argues, attention must be paid not only to one-on-one cases of animal cruelty, but also to those far more numerous institutionalized harms where animal abuse is often defined as socially acceptable." --Book Jacket.
- 9780742599741 (electronic bk.), 0742599744 (electronic bk.), 9780742547438, and 0742547434
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PUS USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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