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by Noël Sweeney
This book captures bees without legalese while analysing their position in our society and the courtroom.
It explains in lay terms how we live side-by-side with the maverick animals who share some of our characteristics. All aspects of bees that affect bee-keepers and their neighbours and their victims are analysed within the civil and criminal law.
It is intended to be a Guide and seminal reference resource for bee-keepers around the world.
Just when you thought there was nothing new under the sun, along comes ‘bees-at-law’ by Noël Sweeney.
In each chapter or case in this instance, the humble bumble bee is at the heart of each court case. Fact proves to be profoundly stranger than fiction as each case unfolds and Sweeney delivers a feel good insight into the workings of both the legal system and the honey bee. I was hooked by the clear layout of each case. I was intrigued, entertained and shocked by the claims and counter claims of the humans in court.
The Bees are the clear winners in this book, having been given a voice by proxy, at a time when their numbers are under serious threat. They have had their day in court and come out on top.
Environmental craftsman & peripatetic teacher
17 May 2017
- Look at the ants and the Plants November 7, 2017 - As always with Marcus he not merely aims for a target he hits it too: 'Was it for pleasure, then, that you were born, and not for work, not for effort? Look at the plants, the sparrows, ants, spiders, bees, all busy at their own tasks, each doing his part towards a coherent world-order; and Continue Reading
About Noël Sweeney
Noël Sweeney is a practising barrister who specialises in criminal law and human rights and animal law. He has lectured widely on those subjects and written on all aspects of the legal status of animals. He is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare, the Animal Welfare Science Ethics and Law Veterinary Association and and The British Beekeepers’ Association.