Many problems related to human-animal interactions don’t stop at borders. Just think of the trade in animal products, the intercontinental transport of live animals, the trafficking of wildlife and the animals involved in armed conflicts. The fragmentation of legal rules cannot solve the issues that arise from the staggering numbers of animals involved, their suffering, the health risks for humans and animals, the extinction of species, the ecosystems under threat and the degradation around the planet. That is why the legal rules and principles, which affect animals at local, national and supranational level, should be bettered harmonised. Directed by Anne Peters (Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg), who explains very clearly the concepts and methods of Global Animal Law, this book hosts contributions from 13 researchers who analyse various issues that emerge from the human-animal relationship in the international arena.