Document Type : Article


Assistant Professor, Public law and international law Department. faculty o law and political science.University of Tehran. Tehran. Iran


Although contemporary human civilization has gained many achievements in human dignity, current social movements are not limited to human life and there are some initiatives towards respecting situations of domesticated as well as non-domesticated animals. Consequently, relevant international rules are evolving. The International Whaling Commission and the Dispute Settlement Panel of the World Trade Organization on Seal Products Case show this fact that human concerns on health and public sanitary, human obligations against animals, and environmental considerations create a new concept under the title of "Animal Welfare", which relies on scientific studies, emanates significant changes in national and international legal approaches on human treatment with animals.


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