Animal law is a rapidly growing area of law, especially in the past decade. This guide provides an overview of the resources available covering animal law, wildlife law, and animal rights and welfare law.
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Robert Brammer, Legal Reference Librarian, Law Library of Congress
Ashley Sundin, Intern, Law Library of Congress
Christina Marquez, Content Management Intern, Law Library of Congress
Barbara Bavis, Bibliographic and Research Instruction Librarian, Law Library of Congress
Note: This guide is adapted from a research guide published on the Law Library's blog, In Custodia Legis, on July 25, 2014.
Created: October 21, 2018
Last Updated: December 4, 2019
Human-animal interaction comes in a variety of forms, including companionship, agriculture, and science. As a result, animal law extends into many areas of law, including criminal, torts, property, and constitutional law. In this guide, learn more about what "animal law" entails, and how to begin your research in this area.