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State Reaction To Animal Cruelty In The Kingdom Of Sweden

Author(s): Ana Batrićević
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Criminology, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Penal Policy
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: animal cruelty; animal welfare; criminal offence; misdemeanor; The Swedish Penal Code;

Summary/Abstract: The protection of animals from killing and abuse or maltreatment, through the provisions of criminal law and the law of misdemeanors, has been established in the Republic of Serbia with significant delay in comparison to common law countries and the developed countries of European – continental legal tradition. The criminal offence of killing and torture (now: maltreatment) of animals was included in the criminal legislation of the Republic of Serbia in 2006, while our country adopted its first Law on Animal Welfare in 2009. Therefore, in order to provide as efficient implementation of relevant universal and European standards as possible, it is necessary to analyze the solutions that are present in the legislations of countries with longer history and advanced tradition in this field of law in theoretical as well as in practical sense. In that context, the author analyzes the provisions of the Swedish Penal Code as well as of the Animal Welfare Law of the Kingdom of Sweden along with the examples of the practice of relevant state bodies in that country, as possible role models. Moreover, the author discusses the similarities and the differences between the Swedish legislation and the legislation of our country, which can be distinguished in this field. Having in mind their advantages and weaknesses, the author also offers constructive suggestions in order to upgrade and further develop state reaction to animal cruelty in the Republic of Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 378-394
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian