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Animal Law

A guide to resources available online and in the library on the law surrounding pets and service animals, wild animals, wild game, and livestock.

General Information


Texas and Federal Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas and federal law that govern animals. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Explained in "Plain English"

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."

E-Books Available from the State Law Library

These e-books contain information on animal law. These e-books can be viewed by those who have signed up for a free library account with the State Law Library. Only Texas residents are eligible to sign up. Signing up is free.

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