Unit of Study LAWS2028 - Animal Law (2023)
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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
identify and critically analyse the major theoretical approaches to the protection of non-human animals
explain the legal status of animals, including the historical antecedents of this status, and how State laws govern different types of human/ animal interactions
apply relevant legal principles to a range of issues and contexts involving human/animal interactions
critically evaluate the role law in both the protection and exploitation of animals, identifying areas in which the law needs reform and strategies to achieve such reform.