The protection paradigm: Making the world a better place for animals?

Peter Sankoff Date of publication: 01/01/2013


An extended written text extract that describes the legal status and protection of animals. Peter Sankoff explains the legal issues involved with treating animals as property and how human demands and desires (particularly economic interests) generally overide any significant protection of animal interests. He concludes by explaining how our modified definitions of humane or cruel practices are often used to hide the reality of animal suffering.