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Australian Politics and Policy: Junior Edition

Politics and policy

Peter Chen et al.

ISBN: 9781743324738

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Publication date: 19 September 2016

Series: Animal Publics

The issue of animal welfare has become an increasingly significant part of the policy and political landscape in Australia in recent decades. Activists and welfare organisations have become progressively more vigorous in promoting a new ethical relationship between humans and animals, and in highlighting industrial production systems they identify as inhumane. In 2011 this agitation culminated in the temporary suspension of cattle live exports, with significant economic and political implications for Australia. Similar campaigns have focused on domestic food production systems and the use of animals in entertainment.

Yet despite this increased interest, the policy process as it relates to human–animal relations in Australia is poorly understood. Animal Welfare in Australia is the first Australian book to examine the topic in a systematic manner. Without taking a specific ethical position on the treatment of non-human animals, Chen draws on a wide range of sources – including activists, industry representatives and policy elites – to explain how policy is made and implemented.

About the authors

Peter John Chen is a political scientist at the University of Sydney who works on Australian politics, political media, and public policy.

 

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