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Animal Law Research Guide: Getting Started

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Starting Points

Animal Legal & Historical Center (Michigan State University)

An information repository for animal law, including introductions to various animal law topics, detailed articles on animal law issues, and select primary sources (cases, statutes, regulations, and local ordinances).

Animal Welfare (National Agricultural Law Center)

A guide highlighting major federal animal welfare statutes and regulations. Also features an animal welfare case law index (state and federal), an agricultural law bibliography, and links to other reference resources covering various animal welfare issues.

Keeping Current

Visit Brook's Animal Law Digest for weekly updates on animal law and policy issues.

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