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Animal Law Research Guide: Secondary Sources

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Legal Encyclopedias and American Law Reports

American Jurisprudence 2d and American Law Reports can also be found on Lexis by selecting Secondary Source from the Content menu.

Animal Law Journals

HeinOnline's Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights database features a list of animal law periodicals that can be searched individually or as a group.

Notable animal law journals include:


Bar Association News and Articles

List of Bar Association Animal Law Sections and Committees

  • From the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar

  • Legal Resources section for references and links to forms, case law, statutes, articles

ABA Animal Law Committee (TIPS, the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section) 

  • Includes full text of Animal Law Committee Newsletter

Finding Articles

See UCLA Law Library's Animal Law Research Guide for a list of suggested readings on a variety of animal law topics, including the property status of animals, factory farming, and legal standing in animal-related litigation.

Subject Headings and Call Numbers

Animal Law materials can be found under multiple subject headings with multiple call numbers.

Subject Headings include:

  • ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION
  • ANIMAL RIGHTS
  • ANIMAL WELFARE
  • ANIMAL WELFARE—LAW AND LEGISLATION
  • ANIMAL WELFARE—MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS
  • ANIMALS—LAW AND LEGISLATION
  • DOGS—LAW AND LEGISLATION
  • DOMESTIC ANIMALS—LAW AND LEGISLATION
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES—LAW AND LEGISLATION
  • HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS
  • VETERINARIANS
  • VIVISECTION

Call Numbers

  • Animal Rights: KF3841+ or HV4701+
  • Animal Welfare: KF3841+ or HV4701+

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