Animal law is the branch of law that deals with animals. It addresses topics such as: breeding, sanitary and veterinary norms, population control, registration, trade, husbandry standards and practices, animals for human entertainment, use of animals in scientific laboratories, etc. Historically, this branch of law has been developed with an exclusive concern for human health and economic or scientific interests. More recently, however, there has emerged another perspective that is centered on the protection of animals for their own sake. An example of legislation inspired by this perspective is the one aimed at the prevention of cruelty against animals.