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This course examines the way in which the law regulates the treatment of animals in Britain. Topics include: historical development; legal and moral status of animals; the basis and nature of regulation; the legal and political framework, including the impact of the WTO and the EU; the legal meaning of unnecessary suffering; the scientific concept of animal welfare; enforcement; and legislation relating to animals in specific contexts. Consideration is also given to relevant political, scientific, ethical and commercial issues which influence the substantive law. Students are expected to undertake significant personal research focused on the coursework and pre-released examination questions.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (75%) and in-course assessment (25%): one 2,500 word essay for candidates registered for the LS course; one 3,500 word essay for candidates registered for the LX course. The question paper is released to candidates in advance of the examination. Resit: Normally, no resit is available.
Individual and small group feedback during seminars and by appointment with the course co-ordinator.