2014 Animal L. Comm. Newsl. 1 (2014)

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Animal Law Committee
SPECIAL WILDLIFE ISSUE
INTERNATIONAL LAW'S HUMANE TREATMENT OF WILDLIFE
By: David Favre

The presence of animal welfare as a concept in
shaping human-wildlife interactions at the international
level has only arisen recently and in limited fact
patterns. The material below will show both how
modest the presence of the concern is today, and that
is it of growing importance as human societies around
the world become more aware of animal welfare
issues. However, the wildlife area is one in which it
is inherently very difficult to raise positive welfare
standards. Also, the three examples below were chosen
to reveal the changing social context in which laws are
drafted. The International Whaling Convention reflects
the philosophy of conservation of wildlife, the treaty
CITES reflects an environmental perspective, and
finally, the EU's restriction on the sale of seal products
reflects the direct concern for the pain and suffering of
individual animals.

A Ghost of Concern in International Law
While at this time the animal welfare concept is
well entrenched in many national laws, there is no
Continued on page 21
International Law's Humane Treatment Of
W ildlife  ............................. 1
Letter From The Chair ................ 3
Animal Law Subcommittee Updates ..... 5
Headline Animal Law News ............ 7
Legislative/Regulatory Developments
Affecting Animals .................... 10
Animal Docket: Wild Animal Law ........ 14
FWS and NOAA Finally Split With Split-
Listing  ................................. 15
Wildlife Are Protected In New Zealand's
Animal Welfare Act .................. 16
Can We Protect Birds While Developing
Renewable Energy? The Answer Is Blowing
In The W ind  ........................ 18
2014 TIPS Calendar .................. 30

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