The Law of Animals in Agriculture
About This Class
This course will cover the evolution and regulation of animal agriculture in America, contrasted with farmed animal welfare policies in other developed nations. Material will include the laws related to the breeding, raising, feeding, transporting, and slaughtering of land and marine animals used for food, particularly as related to their welfare. The class will evaluate the long term sustainability of CAFO food production specifically and animal food production generally. Finally, students will explore the likely pressures from increased international trade in agricultural products. Although this course material will touch on multiple related disciplines, including food safety law, agricultural law, labor law, environmental law, and business regulations law, the focus of this course will be on the laws and market pressures affecting the conditions of farmed animals while they are still alive.