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SMALL STEPS BY MANKIND, GIANT LEAPS FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS: STATE-LEVEL FARM ANIMAL WELFARE LEGISLATION

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Title:
SMALL STEPS BY MANKIND, GIANT LEAPS FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS: STATE-LEVEL FARM ANIMAL WELFARE LEGISLATION
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Sneed, Malorie
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Political Science
Faculty Sponsor:
Fitzgerald, Keith

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Farm animal welfare legislation regulates the well-being of animals during their lives on factory farms. The recent passage of citizen-initiated ballot measures and legislation in several states suggests that certain factors play a role in the passage of this legislation. The goal of this thesis was to understand which factors have contributed to the success of this legislation. This study posits that education, agribusiness activity, political ideology, and party identification influence the passage of farm animal welfare legislation. I conducted quantitative correlational tests between these four factors and the presence of farm animal welfare legislation. I found that ideology appears to be a significant factor in aiding the passage of this legislation. Qualitative case studies of Florida, California, and Rhode Island revealed that citizen-initiated ballot measures, as well as state legislation, are two avenues that have been successful in advancing farm animal welfare. Effective farm animal welfare legislation indicates that the legal welfarism approach is, in fact, consistent with the aim of furthering animal rights. The doctrine of legal welfarism does perpetuate the property status of animals, but farm animal welfare legislation improves the lives of animals much more effectively than any attempt to secure their formal legal rights.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Malorie Sneed
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 S7
System ID:
AA00024815:00001

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