[Anthropocentrism versus pathozentrism - on the integration of animal protection into the system of safeguarding basic democratic rights] [Article in German]

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Johannes Caspar

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Modern animal protection laws must be firmly rooted in a decisive pathocentric fundamental declaration. In accordance with this, it is not a case of protecting human interests concerning a particular way of treating animals but rather to protect animals from the exploitation interests of humans. In order to attain a balance between animal protection and the laws pertaining to animal use, the regulations governing pathocentric animal protection must rest on a legal foundation backed up by constitutional law. In the final instance, a statutory framework either in the form of an objective legal obligation - or better still - in the form of subjective-legal animal protection must be considered. The latter solution has the advantage that the law enforcement deficits of the authorities responsible for animal protection may be supplemented by the fiduciary safeguarding of animal rights by a third party.

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Caspar, J. (1998) “[Anthropocentrism versus pathozentrism - on the integration of animal protection into the system of safeguarding basic democratic rights] [Article in German]”, ALTEX - Alternatives to animal experimentation, 15(4), pp. 205–208. Available at: https://www.altex.org/index.php/altex/article/view/1542 (Accessed: 4 February 2023).
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