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Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology, and Human-Animal Relationships

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Confronting Animal Abuse by Professor Piers Beirne.

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Introduction 1

Ch. 1 Against Cruelty? Understanding the Act Against Plowing by the Tayle (Ireland, 1635) 21

Ch. 2 The Prosecution of Animal Cruelty in Puritan Massachusetts, 1636-1683 69

Ch. 3 Toward a Sociology of Animal Sexual Assault 97

Ch. 4 Horse Maiming and the Sport of Kings 141

Ch. 5 Is There a Progression from Animal Abuse to Interhuman Violence? 165

Epilogue 195

Appendices 201

Act Against Plowing by the Tayle and Pulling the Wooll off Living Sheep (Ireland, 1635) 201

Act to prevent the custom of burning of come in the straw (Ireland, 1635) 203

"Of the Bruite Creature" 205

Bibliography 207

Index 227

About the Author 237

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