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Farm Animal Welfare Law
International Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture and Wildlife Regulation

Edited By

Gabriela Steier

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ISBN 9780367684761
November 16, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book introduces the various aspects of international farm animal protection and wildlife conservation through the lenses of food safety and environmental protection law. Bite-sized chapters focus on a wide range of topics from agrobiodiversity, fishing and aquaculture to pollinators and pesticides, soil management, industrial animal production and transportation, as well as international food trade.

Animal welfare and biodiversity conservation sit at the core of the selected chapters, each one providing real-world examples to make the complex field easy to understand. Current developments including food safety modernization, block chain, and COVID-19 considerations, are addressed head-on.

Farm Animal Welfare Law provides a primer for law school courses and masters’ programs, for practitioners, advocates, and animal enthusiasts alike. Through its emphasis on sustainable food production, this book offers a cutting-edge selection of evolving topics at the heart of the pertinent discourse.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Part 1 - Marine Animals: Editor Note

Marine Fishing and Aquaculture: A Global Perspective
Audrey Amescua

Perspectives and Predicaments on GE Salmon
Audrey Amescua 

Editor Suggestions for Future Discussion: JULIANA v. UNITED STATES

Part 2 - Bovine Animals: Editor Note

Textbox: Zoonitic Diseases: When Animals are Sick, People get Sick
Christian De Laire Mulgrew

GLOBAL Regulatory Overview of Farm Animal Welfare
Christian De Laire Mulgrew

AG-GAG: Agriculture, Whistleblowers, and the 1st Amendment
Autumn Johnson

The Disintegration of Bovine Animal Protection: Fundamental Animal Rights vs. Speciesism in Indian Law
Sahana Ramdas

Dairy Cows and Goats: Animal Welfare, Sustainability, and the Global Regulatory Environment
Amanda G. Verkest

Poultry Welfare Regulation: Lacking Protections for Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, and Geese
Amanda G. Verkest

Part 3 - Wildlife, Climate Change, Habitat, and Invasive Species: Editor Note

Grounding Habitat and Sustainability via Phytoremediation Strategies
Christian de Laire Mulgrew

Invasivorism as a Sustainable Strategy to Animal and Resource Exploitation
Morgan Boutellier

Managed Bees v Pollinator Welfare
Sahana Ramdas

Brazil’s Role in Food Production – Food Security and Sustainability
Gerardo Figueiredo Junior and Paulo Bellonia

Land as Carbon Sinks or Pollution Sources: International Pastoral Land Law
Christian De Laire Mulgrew

Part 4 – Appendices. Global Legislation on Animal Welfare Overview: Tools for Change
Morgan Boutellier

Zoonotic Diseases and Food Safety
Environmental Protection and Clean Energy Overlaps
Habitat Loss, Agrobiodiversity, and Incidental Wildlife Loss
Marine and (Over-)Fishing

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Dr. iur. Gabriela Steier, LL.M., Esq. is a lawyer, educator, speaker, and scholar focusing on food law and regulation. Her areas of focus are food system regulation in the EU and US, environmental and climate change law. She is a Part-Time Lecturer at Northeastern University, where she teaches several courses on food regulation, food safety modernization, and international food trade. She also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Perugia, Italy. As Founder of, she manages a vast network, hosts lecture series, and promotes academic scholarship in her field. Her recent online course on Udemy and her International Perspectives Column in Quality Assurance Magazine give her far-reaching traction. She has published widely in both textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Steier has a BA from Tufts University, a JD from the Duquesne University School of Law, an LL.M. from the Vermont Law School, and a Doctorate in Comparative Law from the University of Cologne, Germany. She is based in Boston, MA.