This guide was created by law librarian terri saint-amour, who combines her career expertise with a special love of animals both as a mom to five cats and a blind, elderly chihuahua, and a volunteer with the animal rescue league of boston. For more than three decades, the animal legal defense fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Some state and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ada does. The animal welfare act was signed into law in 1966 it is the only federal law in the united states that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. On this site you will find a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (us, historical, and uk), over 1400 us statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.
26th annual animal law conference law and the farmed animal: policy, advocacy, and culture october 12-14, 2018 chicago, il. Animal care & control officers are charged with the responsibility of enforcing all city, county and state laws pertaining to the welfare and control of animals. The latest tweets from animal law uk (@animallawuk) tweeting on #animallaw & #animalprotection from the uk email: [email protected] uk. Information about the animal law section of the washington state bar association.
Animal law refers to the laws regulating how humans can interact with animals these laws may be civil or criminal, and have a wide range of applications. Harris county animal regulations / state animal cruelty laws harris county animal laws harris county animal regulations harris county dangerous wild animal regulations. A summary of the most important pennsylvania laws on animal cruelty and neglect that pet owners and animals lovers should know about.
Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse, animal neglect or animal cruelty, is the infliction by omission (animal neglect) or by commission by humans of suffering or harm upon any non-human animal, regardless of whether the act is against the 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. The animal law section of the idaho state bar promotes the education, training and networking of animal law practitioners the section meets at 12:00 pm. Lewis & clark law school is proud to offer the world’s first advanced legal degree in animal law our post-jd master of laws (llm) program is designed for us and international law school graduates who desire to focus on animal law in practice, teaching, research or public policy.
Because animal law is an exciting and rapidly expanding field of law animal law overlaps with many traditional areas of the law such as torts, criminal, wills & trusts, constitutional, and property law animal law is rooted in the practical application of statutes, regulations, and case law, but the field also explores legal theory, philosophy, and jurisprudence.
Promoting the study and understanding of laws, regulations and court decisions dealing with legal issues involving animals. The animal law resource center provides information on laws/statutes for all 50 states and the federal government regarding animals, including animal control, animal cruelty, animal research, service and police animals, animals used in agriculture, animals used in entertainment, companion animals, animals used for education, veterinarians, and. Starting with the inaugural animal law review in 1994, a broad range of scholarly journals now help provide the intellectual foundation to animal law as an academic discipline.Download