Anti-cruelty, violence and the law. Animal protection in early 19th-century England

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Abstract

In 1822 the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed The Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act, which today is considered to be an important forerunner to modern animal protection and anti-cruelty legislation. However, the new Enlightenment attitudes to animals stemmed from an overly anthropocentric perception of the natural world and the place of the human animal in it. At the heart of the movement against the mistreatment of animals was a growing fear of the moral decay of society.
What follows is an account of the parliamentary debates prior to the adoption of the 1822 act. The article explores significant aspects of the perceptions and responses to animal violence as viewed through the lens of anti-cruelty. By examining the key perspectives of these debates, the article aims to explore the relationship between anti-cruelty, violence and the law.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Juridik och samhälle

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationGewalt gegen Tiere
RedaktörerDaniel Lau
FörlagAnimot
Sidor125-134
Volym1
Utgåva1
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-948157-07-4
StatusPublished - 2020
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej

Publikationsserier

NamnArgos – Historical & Archaeological Animal Studies/ Argos – historische & archäologische Tierstudien
FörlagAnimot
Volym1