To Feel or Not To Feel, That Is the Legal Question: Applying ‘Sentience’ in the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (NZ)

(2017) 1 New Zealand Law Journal 10 (NZLJ 10)

5 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2021

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Ian Robertson

International Animal Law; Sentient Animal Law Foundation

Daniel Goldsworthy

Deakin Law School; Melbourne Law School

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Applying Sentience in the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (NZ).

Keywords: Sentience, Animal Welfare, Positive Animal Welfare, Five Domains, New Zealand, Duty of Care, Legislative Recognition, Legislative Definition

Suggested Citation

Robertson, Ian and Goldsworthy, Daniel, To Feel or Not To Feel, That Is the Legal Question: Applying ‘Sentience’ in the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (NZ) (2017). (2017) 1 New Zealand Law Journal 10 (NZLJ 10), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3774738

Ian Robertson

International Animal Law ( email )

P O Box 106231
Auckland, 1010
New Zealand

Sentient Animal Law Foundation ( email )

PO Box 234
Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
1010 (Fax)

Daniel Goldsworthy (Contact Author)

Deakin Law School ( email )

75 Pigdons Road
Victoria, Victoria 3216
Australia

Melbourne Law School ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

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