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Animal Law: Research Resources

Treatises on Animal Law


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  • Animals and the Law: A Sourcebook (Curnutt, 2001)
    Research Center, 3rd floor: KF390.A5 C87 2001
  • Animal Law: Welfare, Interests, and Rights (Favre, 2008)
    Research Center, 3rd floor: KF390.5.A5 F38 2008

Databases For Animal Law Research

  • GreenFile
    Focuses on influence of man on the environment; non-law articles on wildlife, animal rights & animal welfare.
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Management
    Non-law, but much information on environmental effects on wildlife.
  • Lexis Advance
    (password required)
    Includes some cases, law reviews; No subject tab, so use "Environmental Law"
  • WestlawNext
    (password required)
    Includes cases, statutes, regulations, secondary sources, trial court documents, law journals, jury verdicts and more; search for "Animal Law," no subject tab as yet.

Animal Law & Welfare Blogs

  • Advocacy For Animals
    Supporting world-wide efforts to ensure the humane treatment of animals, develop scientific understanding of their nature, and protect the natural environment.
  • Ag & Food Law Blog - Animal Law
    Section of a larger blog from the National Agricultural Law Association dealing with animal law issues; also a section on animal welfare.
  • All Animals Matter
    Animal welfare blog browseable by topic, including animal cruelty, testing, circus, farm animals, puppy mills, seal hunt, dog fur, reptiles, and more.
  • Animal Blawg
    Focuses on animal law, ethics and policy, providing a forum for debate and the exchange of ideas; maintained by David N. Cassuto, Pace Law School.
  • Animal Ethics
    Philosophical discussion of the moral status of nonhuman animals.
  • Animal Law Blog
    An attorney's observations and analysis of animal law news and legislation, criminal cases, and links to other animal resources.
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog
    The ALDF has been fighting for over 30 years to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system; blog posts highlight the groups advocacy efforts in filing lawsuits, legal assistance, strengthening anti-cruelty legislation.
  • Animal Rights and AntiOppression
    Independent animal advocates writing about society's interactions with our fellow animals.
  • Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    Focuses on veganism as the moral baseline of animal activism and the means to the end of the exploitation of animals; by Rutgers University School of Law Professor and author Gary L. Francione.
  • Animal Wire
    Blog of the International Fund For Animal Welfare.
  • Animals & Politics
    By Michael Markarian and published by the Humane Society Legislative Fund, this blog highlights legislation for animals; sections for research animals, farm animals, wildlife, equines, and pets.
  • Animals Attorney Blog
    Animal Rights and Endangered Species Law, pursuing justice for all.
  • ASPCA Blog
    Official blog of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
  • Best Friends
    Topics on the welfare of companion animals, from the Best Friends Animal Society.
  • Center for Animal Law Studies Blog
    News and features from Lewis & Clark Law School.
  • Chimp Trainer's Daughter
    Problems and practical solutions for captive apes in the United States; Discussion about the compassionate care and respect due to America's chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans.
  • Companion Animal Law Blog
    By Heidi Meinzer, an attorney who represents dog owners facing dangerous dog proceedings, pet care companies, aids in the prosecution of animal hoarding & neglect, and advises rescue organizations.
  • Critical Animal
    James K. Stanescu writes about his academic interests in critical animal studies, environmental philosophy. and ethical theory.
  • Endangered Species Law and Policy
    Nationally recognized Nossaman law firm attorneys blog about natural resources conflicts between federal and state agencies and the environmental community.
  • Equine Law Blog
    Dedicated to educating the horse industry about laws, legal developments, and "fine points" of the law; by Julie Fershtman, a leading attorney in equine law.
  • Humane Thinking
    Official blog of the Humane Research Council; comprehensive resource for public opinion and behavior research about animal protection issues.
  • Kindred Animality
    Addresses the nature of the human and nonhuman animal condition through animal behavior, learning & philosophy. Includes animal advocacy and rescue.
  • Lib Now!
    International blog published by the Institute for Critical Animal Studies; information on conferences, new publications.
  • Nathan J. Winograd
    Focuses on advocacy for no-kill animal shelters, by attorney, author & animal activist Nathan Winograd.
  • Other Nations
    Blog concerning animal rights "with compassion and justice for all."
  • Our Hen House
    Compiles suggestions for animal activism, featuring multimedia resources that can be used to change the world for animals.
  • Ribbons and Red Tape
    A blog for the equestrian community: horses, the law, and you.
  • Trust Your Pet
    Attorney Ken Begun discusses estate planning, insurance, and trust funds for pets.

Animal Law Journals

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