The Resource Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood, (electronic resource)

Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood, (electronic resource)

Label
Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide
Title
Animal cruelty and freedom of speech
Title remainder
when worlds collide
Statement of responsibility
Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A collaboration between an attorney and an animal protection advocate, this work utilizes the extremely controversial and high-profile "crush video" case, US v. Stevens, to explore how American society attempts to balance the protection of free speech and the prevention of animal cruelty. Starting from the detailed case study of a single prominent ruling, the authors provide a masterful survey of important issues facing society in the area of animal welfare. The Stevens case included various "hot topic" elements connected to the role of government as arbiter of public morality, including judicial attitudes to sexual deviance and dogfighting. Because it is one of only two animal rights cases that the US Supreme Court has handled, and the only case discussing the competing interests of free speech and animal cruelty, it will be an important topic for discussion in constitutional and animal law courses for decades to come.The Stevens case arose from the first conviction under 18 USC ? 48 (Section 48), a federal law enacted in 1999, which criminalized the creation, sale, and/or possession of certain depictions of animal cruelty. The US Congress intended Section 48 to end the creation and interstate trafficking of depictions of animal cruelty in which animals are abused or even killed for entertainment's sake. Proponents of Section 48 predicted that countless benefits to both humans and animals would flow from its enforcement. Opponents of the law argued that it was too far-reaching and would stifle protected speech. Critics of Section 48 appeared to have prevailed when the US Supreme Court struck the law down as unconstitutionally overbroad. Although a law tailored to address the Supreme Court's concerns was quickly enacted, the free speech/animal cruelty controversy is far from over"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
344.7304/9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3841
LC item number
.P47 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Freading eBooks
  • New directions in the human-animal bond
Target audience
adult
Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood, (electronic resource)
Label
Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood, (electronic resource)
Link
https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxMjQ5MzIyMA==
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Related Items
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879647707
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9781612493213/LC.GIF&client=780-496-1833&type=xw12&upc=&oclc=%28Sirsi%29%20f879647707
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'EPLMNA': 'https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1316335005'}
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612493213
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f879647707
  • (CaAE) f879647707

Library Locations

    • Stanley A. Milner (Downtown)Borrow it
      7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2V4, CA
      53.542897 -113.48975860000002
Processing Feedback ...