Traditional hunting: Cultural rights v animal welfare (D. Thiriet)

Author

Dominique Thiriet

Keywords

Australia , Indigenous hunting practices, animal protection legislation

Abstract

This article examines how the cruelty inherent in some Indigenous hunting practices is inconsistently treated under Australian animal protection legislation. The author considers the discrimination issues raised by such inconsistencies and the legitimacy of State intervention to resolve the conflicts between cultural rights of Indigenous communities and animal welfare standards. She discusses how community concerns can be addressed whilst preserving Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination.

Citation

(2006) 31 Alternative Law Journal 57

Paper

Traditional hunting: Cultural rights v animal welfare