It turns out the area of animals and the human laws is quite fascinating and has quite a history. We have animals tried in human law courts, we have the exotic and illegal animal trade, there are certain breeds of dog which are illegal and…
It was something I stumbled onto quite accidentally when I was researching pets. I went from pets to illegal dogs to illegal exotic animals and then suddenly found myself in a law court back in the 1400s!
In the next few posts I’m going to consider:
- The history of animals being tried in human courts.
- Modern day law and animals including the legal standing of animals.
- The exotic pet trade.