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Governing Pets and Their Humans: Dogs and Companion Animals in NSW, 1966-98

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Abstract


  • Over approximately the last one hundred years the major pieces of legislation that govern pets and their humans in New South Wales are the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW), the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), the Dog and Goat Act 1898 (NSW), the Dog Act 1966 (NSW) and the Companion Animal Act 1998 (NSW). Using a governmentality-based methodology the changes in the regulation of dogs from the Dog Act 1966 (NSW) to the Companion Animal Act 1998 (NSW) shows a shift from controlling dogs to governing dog owners.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Borthwick, F. (2009). Governing Pets and Their Humans: Dogs and Companion Animals in NSW, 1966-98. Griffith Law Review, 18 (1), 185-201.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2829&context=artspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1783

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 201

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Over approximately the last one hundred years the major pieces of legislation that govern pets and their humans in New South Wales are the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW), the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), the Dog and Goat Act 1898 (NSW), the Dog Act 1966 (NSW) and the Companion Animal Act 1998 (NSW). Using a governmentality-based methodology the changes in the regulation of dogs from the Dog Act 1966 (NSW) to the Companion Animal Act 1998 (NSW) shows a shift from controlling dogs to governing dog owners.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Borthwick, F. (2009). Governing Pets and Their Humans: Dogs and Companion Animals in NSW, 1966-98. Griffith Law Review, 18 (1), 185-201.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2829&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1783

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 201

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 1