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The Historical Development of Animal Welfare Law in Nineteenth Century Scotland

26 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2017  

Daniel James Carr

University of Edinburgh Law School

Date Written: October 31, 2017

Abstract

This paper examines the development of animal welfare in Scotland. Whilst the law developed in tandem with developments across nineteenth century Britain, the paper draws attention to the distinctive Scottish situation. By examining the development from disparate common law protections to the statutory interventions of the nineteenth century the paper charts that development, and begins to place it within nascent 'humanist' movements emerging around this time. The piece examines how the Scottish doctrinal law took a distinctive direction in decisions, and in particular considers contemporary opinion. The paper is the first to take a look at the particular Scottish development and opens up new avenues of research into the nineteenth century, and also frames developments in the modern law which I will pursue in future research.

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Carr, Daniel James, The Historical Development of Animal Welfare Law in Nineteenth Century Scotland (October 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3062845

Daniel Carr (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh Law School ( email )

Old College
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Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
United Kingdom

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