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Animal Law

Animal Law

Starting Your Animal Law Research

Animal Law covers a variety of topics and issues and runs the gamut of law practice - from torts and negligence to wills and estates to criminal practice to regulatory and legislation drafting and everything in between. The resources highlighted in this guide should help get you started in a few select areas of animal law practice.

The following two resources are good starting places for those new to animal law practice:

Animals Confined for Human Benefit: A Legal Research Guide William S. Hein & Co.
A bibliography of resources related to animal law. Also available in print in the library.

Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights William S. Hein & Co.
This collection is made up of close to 800 titles and is organized into categories like Legislative Histories, Periodicals, CFR Titles 9 & 50, Congressional Hearings, and more. Also has documents from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Animal Welfare Institute.

Research Tip

The PA Law and Federal guides include additional sources that may be beneficial when starting your legal research.

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