Humans and animals have developed a symbiotic relationship over the past 30,000 years. From the earliest domesticated dogs to sign-language speaking apes, animals have worked with humans throughout history. Yet the relationship is not always a positive one; predators and vermin make life very difficult. In this podcast, Lesley explores one innovative method of dealing with animals that make a nuisance of themselves: by bringing them up on charges in Court.
E.P. Evans, The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals, 2nd ed., The Lawbook Exch., Ltd. (1999).
Jen Girgen, "The Historical and Contemporary Prosecution and Punishment of Animals" in Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School (2003).
Katie Sykes, "Human drama, Animal Trials: What the Medieval Animal Trials can Teach us about Justice for Animals" in Animal Law Review, 17:2 (2011).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)