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Cass R. Sunstein and Martha C. Nussbaum

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.001.0001

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Foxes in the Hen House

Foxes in the Hen House

Animals, Agribusiness, and the Law: A Modern American Fable

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(p.205) 9 Foxes in the Hen House
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Animal Rights
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David J. Wolfson

Mariann Sullivan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0010

This chapter explores the use of animals for food and the realities of farmed-animal law. It shows how farmed animals receive no effective legal protection in the U.S.A., and details how the law to determine whether or not a farming practice is illegally cruel has been altered to transfer the power from the court to the farmed-animal industry. The chapter provides a concrete sense of the extent of the problem and of what should be done about it.

Keywords:   animals for food, farmed-animal law, legal protection, U.S.A., farming practice, farmed-animal industry

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