Animal Law Books & Periodicals
Animal Legal Defense Fund Publications
Animal Law — New Perspectives on Teaching Traditional Law is a first-of-its kind casebook that uses a turnkey approach to incorporating animal law into existing “traditional” law courses. The book adds a fresh perspective on the courses professors are already teaching and introduces law students to the relevance of animal issues in a variety of areas including contracts, criminal law, torts, property, constitutional law, commercial law, wills and trusts, domestic relations, environmental law, evidence, intellectual property, and tax law.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon or Carolina Academic Press. Professors may also purchase individual chapters in e-book format via RedShelf.
The Animals’ Advocate: Animal Legal Defense Fund members receive our 8-page newsletter, The Animals’ Advocate, four times a year. Filled with campaign information, special features, and photos you won’t find on the web.
The Animal Law eJournal, sponsored by the Syracuse University College of Law, provides a forum for posting both completed works and works in progress on legal, policy, and jurisprudential issues relating to animals.
This is a student-run law review at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The review’s objective is to educate readers about current animal-related legal issues.
This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts with an aim to promote and bring together the rapidly emerging scholarship focusing on the regulation of food.
The Global Journal of Animal Law is an open-access legal journal that welcomes all submissions addressing the legal status of animals. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law
The Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law seeks to explore the legal and public policy issues surrounding animals at all levels of government: local, state, national, comparative national and international. All perspectives are welcome.
Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy
The Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy addresses legal issues concerning the management of wildlife and their habitats.
Journal of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society
The Journal is the official semi-annual publication of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society. It provides a unique forum for professionals and scholars to analyze and comment on the issues affecting wildcats around the world, reflecting the perspectives of all disciplines including law, education, medicine, science, philosophy, religion, humanities, social science, and art.
An Introduction to Animals and the Law(2010) by Joan Schaffner
Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding (2013) by Mary P. Brewster & Cassandra L. Reyes
Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech: When Worlds Collide (2014) by Abigail Perdue & Randall Lockwood
Animal Law and the Courts: A Reader (2008) by Taimie Bryant, Rebecca Huss, & David Cassuto
Animal Law and Welfare: Foundational Concepts (2013) by Ian Robertson
Animal Law: Cases and Materials, 5th Ed. (2014) by Sonia Waisman, Pamela Frasch, & Bruce Wagman (eds.)
Animal Law: Developments and Perspectives in the 21st Century (2012) by Margot Michel, Daniela Kühne, & Julia Hänni
Animal Law in a Nutshell (2011) by Pamela Frasch, Kathy Hessler, Sarah Kutil, & Sonia Weisman
Animal Law: Principles and Frontiers (2011) by Graeme McEwen
Animal Law: Welfare, Interests, and Rights (2011) by David Favre
Animal Liberation (1975) by Peter Singer
Animal Protection: Treatment and Welfare Issues (2010) by Dennis G. Carlton (ed.)
Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions (2005) by Cass Sunstein & Martha Nussbaum (eds.)
Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know(2011) by Paul Waldau
Animals and the Law (2011) by Lesli Bisgould
Animals and the Law: A Sourcebook (2001) by Jordan Curnutt
Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation (2009) by Gary Francione
Animals, Property, & the Law (1995) by Gary Francione
Animals, Welfare and the Law (2000) by Ian A. Robertson
American and International Aquaculture Law (2000) by Henry D. McCoy II
A Worldview of Animal Law(2011) by Bruce A. Wagman & Matthew Liebman
Beyond the Law: Agribusiness and the Systemic Abuse of Animals Raised for Food or Food Production (1999) by David Wolfson
Careers in Animal Law (2011) by Yolanda Eisenstein
Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law (2005) Edited by Vaughan Black, Peter Sankoff and Katie Sykes
Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology, and Human-Animal Relationships (2009) by Piers Beirne
Dominion: The Power of Man, The Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy(2002) by Matthew Scully
Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights (2003) by Steven Wise
Eating Animals (2010) by Jonathan Safran Foer
Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights (2005) by Tom Regan
Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (2009) by Marc Bekoff (ed.).
Ethics & Animals: An Introduction (2011) by Lori Gruen
Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must-Have Book for Your Owner (2005) by Mary Randolph
Federal Wildlife Laws (2004) by David Favre (ed.)
For the Prevention of Cruelty The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States (2006) by Diane Beers
Forensic Investigation of Animal Cruelty: A Guide for Veterinary and Law Enforcement Professionals (2006) by Leslie Sinclair, Melinda Merck, & Randall Lockwood
Get Political for Animals and Win the Laws They Need (2007) by Julie E. Lewin
Globalization and Animal Law (2011) by Thomas Kelch
Governing Animals: Animal Welfare and the Liberal State (2012) by Kimberly K. Smith
In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave (2005) by Peter Singer
International Illegal Trade in Wildlife (2008) by Liana Sun Wyler & Pervaze A. Sheikh
International Issues in Animal Law: The Impact of International Environmental and Economic Law upon Animal Interests and Advocacy (2012) by Peter L. Fitzgerald
Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? (2000) by Gary Francione
Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers (2009) by Joan E. Schaffner & Julie I. Fershtman (eds.)
Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy (2013) by Kathy Rudy
Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism (2010) by Dara Lovitz
New Perspectives on Our Lives with Companion Animals (1983) by Alan M. Beck & Aaron H. Katcher
Nonprofit Animal Law (2013) by Russ Mead
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Annotated(2008) by Jennifer Friedman
PETRIARCH: The Complete Guide to Financial and Legal Planning for a Pet’s Continued Care (2010) by Rachel Hirschfeld
Pet Law (Oceana’s Legal Almanacs: Law for the Layperson) (2006) by Margaret C. Jasper
Rattling the Cage: Towards Legal Rights for Animals (2011) by Steven Wise
The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (2010) by Gary L. Francione & Robert Garner
The Case for Animal Rights (1985) by Tom Regan
The Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Renewing the Conservation Promise(Volume 1) (2005) by Dale D. Goble, J. Michael Scott, Frank W. Davis (eds.)
The Evolution of National Wildlife Law (1997) by Michael J. Bean & Melanie Rowland
The Lawyer’s Guide to Dangerous Dog Issues (2009) by Joan E. Schaffner (ed.)
The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare: Science, Law and Policy (2013) by John McEldowney, Wyn Grant & Graham Medley
Understanding Animal Law(2016) by Adam Karp
Unleashing Rights: Law, Meaning, and the Animal Rights Movement (1996) by Helena Silverstein
War of the Whales (2014) by Joshua Horwitz
What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law? (2015) by Randall S. Abate
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism(2011) by Melanie Joy Ph.D.
Wildlife Law: A Global Perspective (2008) by Raj Panjwani
Wildlife Law: A Primer (2009) by Eric T. Freyfogle & Dale D. Goble<
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