Brazilian Animal Law Overview: Balancing Human and Non-Human Interests

Journal of Animal Law, Vol. VI, 2010

96 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2013

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Tagore Trajano

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper offers a conceptual analysis of the state of Animal Law in the Brazilian system. It discusses how the Brazilian judiciary respond to the animal rights debate. It also asks how the Brazilian courts have developed the debate and decided in some of the cases pro interest of animals such as Festival of Oxen, cockfighting, and principally habeas corpus for animals.

Additionally, it explores the effects of unique provision of the Brazilian Constitution stating that the government shall protect the fauna and species, prohibiting the cruelty to animals. Thus, this paper shows that this debate offers a pattern of understanding of how the Brazilian legal system operates.

Keywords: Animal Law, Brazilian Law, Fundamental Rights, Constitutional Law

Suggested Citation

De Almeida Silva, Tagore Trajano, Brazilian Animal Law Overview: Balancing Human and Non-Human Interests (May 1, 2010). Journal of Animal Law, Vol. VI, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2352069

Tagore Trajano De Almeida Silva (Contact Author)

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

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