Derecho Animal en Sudáfrica: "Hasta que los leones no tengan sus propios abogados, la ley seguirá protegiendo al cazador"

Amy P. Wilson

Resumen

A pesar de la importancia de los animales para Sudáfrica, el derecho animal aún no es reconocido como un área distinta dentro del Derecho. En un intento por rectificar esto, el artículo proporciona una introducción de alto nivel a este campo tan complejo. Proporcionando antecedentes y un contexto a las injusticias históricas y actuales en relación a los humanos y animales, se alega que el sistema jurídico actual no proporciona una protección adecuada a ninguno de los grupos. Analizando el marco regulatorio y la jurisprudencia existente, se establecen las realidades de la obtención de una mejor protección para los animales en el Derecho. A continuación argumenta por qué es particularmente crítico para el país tener en consideración los intereses de los animales de forma tanto individual como colectiva con los intereses humanos proporcionando ejemplos de cómo dichos intereses se cruzan en la práctica. Sugiere un enfoque para futuros esfuerzos de protección y concluye brindando algunas oportunidades para la reforma del derecho animal en Sudáfrica.

Palabras clave

derecho animal; Sudáfrica; animales; protección animal; Derecho; derechos humanos

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