Contentious issues such as civil liberties and abortion touch on people's deeply held beliefs. Issues on Trial captures the passion and depth of these debates, examining how the courts have helped to shape each issue through their rulings. Each volume focuses on a specific issue, presenting primary source materials like the text of court rulings and dissenting opinions, as well as analysis and opinion on the rulings.
This title examines animal welfare issues through four court rulings. Two cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court deal with the mistreatment of monkeys in medical research and the effects of U.S. Navy sonar training exercises on marine mammals. Two cases brought in lower courts argue the right of animals to bring suit on their own behalf, and that routine farming practices are subject to anticruelty regulations.
"Like the other volumes in Greenhaven?s Issues on Trial series, Animal Welfare concisely relates the statutory issues and judicial decisions related to four recent legal cases through a series of articles and related documents. In this book, all issues relate to the perception of the rights and legal standing of animals, and each of the four sections is introduced by a case overview. The volume begins with an examination of Primate Protection League v. Tulane Educational Fund (1991), which was a landmark case allowing for legal recourse on the behalf of animals.
Like the other Issues on Trial books, the content is appropriate for advanced high school students studying government and the judicial system or, in this case, animal rights. For the most part, the articles are adapted judicial opinion, legal briefs and journal articles, much of it written by law school students, with some nonprofit organizational literature and coverage from the popular press. There is a comprehensive organization directory, bibliography of books and periodicals and an index. Recommended for high school libraries."
--Reference Unbound May 2010
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