Paper's abstract

Florence Burgat, Res nullius, the Animal is Object of Appropriation
The appropriation of animals is founded on the definition of man as a "rational animal", that is able of explicitly claiming his rights. This anthropocentrism must be questioned in its pretences and its legitimacy, in order to open the way to a solidarity between man and animal, forgotten by legal rationalism.

Key Words : res nullius, animal
t. 38, 1993 : p. 279-289