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Animal Law

Animal Welfare Organization Websites

  • ALDF Animal Protection Law of the U.S. and Canada
    The Animal Legal Defense Fund is an animal rights organization. In addition to this collection of 2013 animal laws, the website includes a Model Animal Protection Laws Collection.
  • ASPCA Resources to Fight Cruelty
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is an animal welfare organization.
  • The Animal Law Pro Bono Project at SUNY Buffalo Law
    Initiatives include model "community cat" and "puppy mill" ordinances.
  • Animal Legal & Historical Center of Michigan State College of Law
    "The goals of the center are: To provide a Web Library of legal and policy materials as relates to animals. To provide expert explanation of the materials for both the lawyer and the non-lawyer. To provide an historical perspective about social and legal attitudes toward animals, and how we got to our present perspective." This website maintains a comparative table of state laws and EU by topic, detailed legal analysis, and case studies of municipal ordinances.
  • Animal Law Resource Center
    "The Animal Law Resource Center is a project of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing science without harming animals. . . . . The Animal Law Resource Center, created as part of the International Institute for Animal Law, provides access to a wide variety of legal resources that impact the lives of animals and humans living with and using animals across a broad spectrum of issues. . . . . The website is under the direction of the NAVS staff, with updates provided by law school interns attending Chicago-area law schools. Students from Chicago Kent, DePaul, John Marshall, Loyola, and Northwestern law schools have contributed to this site since its inception more than a decade ago and continue to provide updates on a weekly basis." Includes model laws
  • Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Animal Cruelty and Fighting
    Laws by state with updates
  • Equine Law and Horsemanship Safety, a Resource fo Horsemen, Lawyers and Law Students
    Published in cooperation with the University of Vermont and the American Association for Horsemanship Safety. Statutes last updated 2003. Cases last updated 2008. Subjects include Agricultural Protection Acts, Brand Laws, Cruelty to Animals Acts, Equine Activity Statutes, Equine Infectious Anemia, Helmet Laws, Liens for Care of Horses, Liens for Service to Horses, Livestock Laws, Recreational Use Statutes, Riding on Public Roads, Quarantine & Health Laws
  • Humane Society Ranking of State Animal Cruelty Protection
    Humane Society's detailed rankings of protections by state includes laws by topic
  • National Center for the Prosecution of Animal Abuse
    National District Attorneys Association
  • University of North Carolina School of Government Animal Control Law