Resources at the State Law Library
Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Texas State Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have any questions about these materials.
About This Guide
People can have many different kinds of relationships to animals. Depending on the circumstances, they can be companions, food, nuisances, predators, commercial products, hobbies, or just part of our natural world. This guide directs you to resources where you can read about the law surrounding animals in these differing contexts. The guide includes sections on the following special topics: pets and service animals, wild animals, wild game, and livestock.
Texas and Federal Law
Below you will find references to areas of the Texas and federal law which govern issues related to many different types of animals. See the additional red tabs above for more animal law statutes.
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Legal Research Guides from the Texas State Law Library
The Texas State Law Library reference librarians have compiled legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides contain resources that can help you research a legal issue. The American Association of Law Libraries has a guide for Non-Lawyers on How to Research a Legal Problem. If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 463-1722 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.