Limitations of the market-based approach to the regulation of farm animal welfare

Timoshanko, Aaron C. (2015) Limitations of the market-based approach to the regulation of farm animal welfare. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 38 (2). pp. 514-543. ISSN 0313-0096

Abstract

This article challenges the conventional wisdom that Australian consumers who are concerned about the care and treatment of farm animals are able to reflect these values through their purchasing behaviour. This is due to interference by market, political and social considerations that disrupt the transmission of animal welfare values into purchasing behaviour. For this reason, the regulation of farm animal welfare cannot be left to the market-based approach. Instead, government regulatory intervention is required in accordance with public interest theories of regulation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version restricted in accordance with publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 01:44
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 22:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: animal welfare, market, regulation, regulatory theory, consumer values, consumer behaviour
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33964

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