Research guides

Animal Law

Rights, Property and Commercial Use

Animals are confined, owned, and used for various purposes. This page will guide the researcher in locating secondary materials concerning animal welfare and rights, focusing especially on the intersection of animals, property law, and the various industries in which animals are employed for testing, farming, or entertainment.

Member Databases

The following member databases include information related to animal welfare and rights. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access these databases. These databases are also available in the library.

Animal Law in a Nutshell
Available on West Academic Digital Library.
Also available in print.

Animal Rights Law Journal Library
Available on HeinOnline.

Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights
Available on HeinOnline.

Every Dog's Legal Guide
Available on Nolo.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
Check the index volume under Animals and Livestock.
Also on the library's Lexis computers and in print.

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information related to animal welfare and rights. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

American Jurisprudence 2d West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Animals". Additional information may be in other areas. See Animals in the index to find additional references.

American Jurisprudence Legal Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 20: Animals. Additional information may be in other areas. See Animals in the index to find additional references.

Animal Law in a Nutshell West Academic
Also available in West Academic Digital Library.

Equine Regulatory Law Robert L. Heleringer

A Lawyer's Guide to Dangerous Dog Issues American Bar Association

Legal Guide for Dog Owners American Bar Association

Litigating Animal Law Disputes American Bar Association
See Chapter 3: Ownership, Custody, and Keeping of Animals.

Pennsylvania Animal Law Handbook Bisel

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers and the LexisNexis Digital Library.
Check index volume under Animals and Livestock. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pet Law and Custody : Establishing a Worthy and Equitable Jurisprudence for the Evolving Family American Bar Association

PBI Publications

PBI Publications are designed around the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's continuing legal education courses. When a researcher has difficulty finding an answer in the manuals or form books, it is a good idea to turn to a PBI publication for guidance.

Animal Law Conference
Library has annual volumes from 2003-present.

Equine Law
Library also has previous editions: see all.

Neighbor Law: Nuisance, Nudists & Other Noisome Issues
See Chapter 5: Animals and Pets.