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Disclaimer: The Texas State Law Library is unable to give legal advice, legal opinions or any interpretation of the law.
With titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, this collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes philosophical books dating back to the 1800s, videos, periodicals, brochures, and more. (Publisher description).
This regularly updated blog is written by an Illinois attorney, but covers issues of interest to all animal law attorneys such as news, litigation, criminal cases, legislation, and other useful resources.
This website from the National Anti-Vivisection Society provides access to model laws, case law, legislation, news, and more on the topic of animal law. Per the website, topics addressed include "animal cruelty, animal control, laboratory animal welfare, the use of animals in education, product testing and in the laboratory, animal control issues, and general animal welfare."
This portal, from Michigan State University College of Law, provides access to animal laws for federal and all state jurisdictions. You can search by jurisdiction, subject, species, or type of authority (statutory, regulatory, case law, journals etc). It also provides news updates for the latest major cases and legislative changes.
This page, from the Lewis and Clark Law School in collaboration with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, is a portal to find legal assistance and current awareness sources. The site also includes several practical "how to" topics such as "what to do if you witness animal cruelty."
This blog post from HeinOnline, a database you can access with your library account, illustrates how you can formulate advanced search queries in their database to find resources about animal law topics.
Per their website, this organization's mission is "promoting the study and understanding of laws, regulations and court decisions dealing with legal issues involving animals." Their website includes news and information about continuing legal education seminars.
These print books might be useful for those working on a legal case involving animals. If you are not able to visit the State Law Library in Austin, these books might be available at a law library near you or a public library near you.
This book provides an overview of the field from a practicing animal lawyer and professor of animal law, explaining current trends in law, litigation, and academia. It offers tips for running a successful animal law practice and covers alternative careers in animal law.
This work provides lawyers with a primer on litigation involving animals. Per the publisher, it includes such varied topics as "personal injury and negligence, disputes over animal possession; wills and trusts involving animals; veterinary malpractice; insurance litigation; federal cases and Constitutional rights; animal ownership and land use rights; criminal cases; and more."
This guide is intended as a quick reference to statutes and regulations pertaining to animal control, both domestic and wild. It contains relevant provisions of the Texas Administrative Code, Agricultural Code, Family Code, Government Code, Parks & wildlife Code, Health & Safety Code, and the Penal Code.