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Bias, politics and protests: how human laws constrain and sometimes liberate animals

Guilty Pigs traverses the world of nonhuman animals – and their human owners, guardians, and policy makers – as they brush up against the law in a myriad diverse ways.

The book is not jurisdictionally specific, nor is it temporally bound.

  • Siobhan O’Sullivan
  • The Conversation

It is startling in its breadth.

The authors, Katy Barnett and Jeremy Gans, are both based in Australia.

As such, Guilty Pigs features a generalised tilt towards English speaking countries that inherited and built upon the British legal tradition.

Yet the authors’ discussion of animals and the law is impressive in its historical and geographical diversity.

From biblical times, to the Australian colonies, to European Union policy and…

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