1st Edition

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

Edited By Gabriela Steier Copyright 2023
    400 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    400 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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, blockchain, 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:

    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 Boutilier

    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


    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 FoodLawInternational.com, 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.

    "Not so long ago, one needed to integrate several separate spheres of concern simply to invent "environmental law."  This book goes further by expertly crossing several divides to give unity to the spheres that concern our growing problems of food, including flora and fauna, wild and farmed, international and domestic, social and material. The result is well worth the reading. The old adage that "you are what you eat" was often looked upon as referring to the materiality of food. By observing the social and economic costs of food, as well as legal attempts to address those costs, this book adds essential and significant dimensions to the adage. Editor Gabriela Steier continues to develop agroecology and remind readers in an urbanized world that if we are what we eat, then we face some enormous problems in what we are and what we will become. In addition to our increasing reliance upon food from the oceans, simply reading the labels in a grocery store will make obvious why food and animal welfare problems test the ramifications of globalization and require the comparative (Brazil, China, Europe, India and the USA) and international law approaches of this book. Each author writes from study and personal experience in government, industry, research or activism, making the chapters thoughtful, persuasive, provocative, and often, quite alarming for anyone who eats."

    Kirk W. Junker, Director, Environmental Law Center, University of Cologne, Germany