The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals

The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals

Number of page: 384
Author: Edward Payson Evans
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
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Category: History

Can an Animal Commit a Crime
This pioneering work collects an amazing assemblage of court cases in which animals have been named as defendants–chickens, rats, field mice, bees, gnats, and (in 34 recorded instances) pigs, among others– providing insight into such modern issues as animal rights, capital punishment, and social and criminal theory. Evans suggests an intriguing distinction between trials of specific animals or particular crimes, such as the