Animals and the Human Law

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.

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