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David Wiebers and Valery Feigin, What the COVID-19 crisis is telling humanity

Abstract

To prevent the next pandemic and to protect the environment and non-human animals, there needs to be a clear definition of harm and a legal system grounded in Earth Jurisprudence. Drawing on evolutionary principles to redefine harm and to radically alter the legal system to be Earth-centred will help ensure that harmful actions like certain wildlife trade, wildlife trafficking, and intensive farming do not threaten the survival of any life.

Author Biography

Tanya Wyatt, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University, is a green criminologist specialising in wildlife trafficking, non-human animal abuse, and their intersections with organised crime, corporate crime, and corruption. Website

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