In the Western legal tradition, Ethics and Law are considered as different fields. In fact, Law is a system of rules, usually made by a legislature, to regulate the behaviours of the member of a society, recognized as binding and enforced by the public authority. Conversely, Ethics deals with the question whether something is right or wrong. However, these different disciplines interact when they are involved in the discourse concerning animals. Directed by Lucille Boisseu-Sowinski and Delphine Tharaud, both research professors at Limoges University (France), this book provides a wide overview of the most controversial topics, which are on the borderline between ethics and law, and of other questions where they meet.
L’Harmattan , 2019