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Animal Law

A guide to help researchers begin finding primary law and secondary sources on animal law

Getting Started

This guide is intended to help someone interested in animal law begin their research. Animal law is a broad term that encompasses many areas of law including criminal, torts and property issues. This guide will help you find an understanding of animal law and help you in your research.

If you are stuck on finding a research topic, this is a list of hot topics in animal law that might interest you.

  • Animals Used in Research
  • Captive Animals 
  • Companion Animals 
  • Farmed Animals 
  • Wildlife
  • Puppy Mills
  • Animals' Legal Status

(Topics taken from the Animal Legal Defense Fund)


Last updated: August 17, 2021