Animals in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R (British Union for Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 25 Abril 2008

    The BUAV criticised Dr Richmond's silence on the apparent lack of post-operative overnight monitoring of these animals and of others. Professor Flecknell and Dr Lewis, who has advised the BUAV, agree that in the case of these and other animals if there was no overnight monitoring the care provided was less than optimum.

  • R (Compassion in World Farming Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 27 Novembro 2003

    Approximately 44 billion broiler chickens are reared worldwide each year. There are two groups of broiler chickens: ordinary broilers, reared for their meat, and the breeding flock, whose role it is to produce the chicks which will be killed for their meat. In 2002 the United Kingdom reared approximately 810,000,000 broilers for meat and approximately 680,000,000 female breeder chicks.

    With measured and appropriate forcefulness Mr Singh took issue with this opinion. He defined it as the deliberate infliction of hunger, where broilers are being denied what they want, for the sake of commercial gain. But animals are exploited by humans for any number of purposes including, in a number of different circumstances, commercial gain.

  • Mirvahedy v Henley
    • House of Lords
    • 03 Fevereiro 2005

    It is expressed in general, abstract terms and it has to be applied to a wide range of disparate incidents.

  • Cummings v Granger
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 26 Maio 1976

    The Section is very cumbrously worded and will give rise to several difficulties in future. Those circumstances are "particular circumstances" within Section 2(2) (b). It was "due" to those circumstances that the damage was likely to be severe if an untruder did enter on its territory. Section 2(2)(c): Those characteristics were known to the keeper. It follows that the keeper of the dog is strictly liable unless he can bring himself within one of the exceptions in Section 5.

  • R (British Union for Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Julho 2008

    Yet the nature of the claimants' case is to challenge a composite scientific judgment based more upon an expert analysis of scientific material than upon the application of hard-edged terms of a document amenable to lawyers' construction. The scientific judgment is not immune from lawyers' analysis. But the court must be careful not to substitute its own inexpert view of the science for a tenable expert opinion.

  • D Pride & Partners and Others v Institute for Animal Health
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 31 Março 2009

    Before this hearing the claims of the First to Seventh Claimants were the subject of a settlement made between them, IAH and Merial, with the result that they no longer pursue claims against any of the Defendants. The First to Seventh Claimants are all farmers whose livestock was culled, either because the animals were infected or because they were suspected of being infected.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Perpetual Strangers: Animals and the Cosmopolitan Right
    • No. 62-4, December 2014
    • Political Studies
    • 0000
    In this article I propose a cosmopolitan approach to animal rights based upon Kant's right of universal hospitality. Many approaches to animal rights buttress their arguments by finding similaritie...
  • Animals and diplomacy: on the prospect for interspecies diplomacy
    • No. 37-3, September 2023
    • International Relations
    • 0000
    If diplomacy is considered an alternative to war, can the ongoing human ‘war against animals’ be replaced with diplomacy between humans and other animals? While many scholars and practitioners of d...
  • Do Animals Have an Interest in Liberty?
    • No. 57-3, October 2009
    • Political Studies
    • 0000
    Proponents of justice for animals often argue that non-human animals have an interest in liberty. Furthermore, they usually claim that this animal interest in liberty is intrinsic rather than instr...
  • Animals and diplomacy: on the prospect for interspecies diplomacy
    • No. 37-3, September 2023
    • International Relations
    • 0000
    If diplomacy is considered an alternative to war, can the ongoing human ‘war against animals’ be replaced with diplomacy between humans and other animals? While many scholars and practitioners of d...
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