- Jul 2012
What type of legislation has existed in history regarding the treatment of animals? How often was there some type of protection for them? Is it mainly a modern development, or has been there some significant legislation in the past? I'm specifically talking about laws, not just cultural attitudes. Also, things like the sacred cows in India would be something different, since I'm mainly talking about animal rights from a point of view of recognizing them as being deserving of some sort of legal protection, rather than the target of religious consideration.