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This unit explores the law's role in governing the relationship between humans and non-human animals in Australia. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the broader philosophical debates surrounding animal welfare issues, including consideration of the appropriate legal status of animals. The current regulatory frameworks for animal welfare and protection in Australia will be discussed, with a view to evaluating arguments for law reform in this context. The unit will cover a range of topics addressing regulation of animal welfare in various contexts, including farmed animals, companion animals, wild animals and animals used for entertainment. The major assessment task for this unit requires students to prepare a law reform submission exploring a particular issue in depth.
By the conclusion of the course, students should be able to respond to critical questions, such as:
Why does the law facilitate differential treatment of animals?
Should non-human animals be classified as 'property'?
Are current regulatory frameworks for animal welfare and protection in Australia adequately protecting the interests of non-human animals?
Are these laws and policies adequately enforced?
|Unit name||Animal Law|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Miss Mary (Meg) Good|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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PrerequisitesLAW204 - Administrative Law) AND ((LAW251 - Contract Law AND LAW252 - Foundations of Private Law AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law AND LAW254 - International Law AND LAW255 - Legal Reasoning AND LAW256 - Torts AND LAW250 - Constitutional Law) OR (LAW205 - Constitutional Law 1 AND LAW221 - Contract Law A AND LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW225 - Criminal Law A AND LAW226 - Criminal Law B) OR (LAW221 - Contract Law A AND LAW222 - Contract Law B AND LAW223 - Torts A AND LAW224 - Torts B AND LAW351 - Criminal Law A AND LAW352 - Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure AND LAW253 - Foundations of Public Law)
|Assessment||Direct Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs) (100%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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