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Criminalizing protests about animal abuse. Recent Irish experience in global context

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Yates, Roger

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Abstract "Supporters of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (2006) label as “terrorists” mainstream animal welfare corporations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA). Animal advocates fear that conventional forms of protest, such as boycotts and street demonstrations, are being redefined within such legislation as potential “acts of terror”. Meanwhile, in Ireland, peaceful grassroots animal rights campaigners have begun to be arrested and jailed for standing outside fur shops with an information table. Is Ireland next in line in terms of the apparent global criminalisation of animal advocacy?" [author's abstract]
Classification Criminal Sociology, Sociology of Law; Ecology, Environment
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 469-482
Journal Crime, Law and Social Change, 55 (2011) 5
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10611-011-9298-1
Status Postprint; reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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