Here's a quick journey in to animal law

Mr. Mike Radford gives a talk on Animal Welfare Law at the 2017 Veterinary Ethics and Welfare Conference at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. 
Mike is a recognised legal expert on the subject of animal law. You can read more about him, and the expertise and experience that makes him an expert, on the webpage at
The principles referred to in this presentation provide a sound understanding on many key understandings that are vital to understanding the law governing the human-animal relationship, and the interaction between ethics, science, and law.
The presentation is also highly relevant to the primary focus of International Animal Law ("IAL") regarding an animals ability to feel ("sentience") that includes negative AND positive states
Listen for the words "negative", "retrospective" and "prospective" law
Listen to Mike Radford's lecture by visiting this link: