Topical Introductions

Topical introductions contain a collection of legal materials (cases, laws, and articles) for a specific topic with a short summary and detailed legal analysis. Topics range from dog issues (like dog bite laws, lost dogs, custody issues involving pets in divorce) to complex federal laws such as the U.S. Endangered Species Act or the Animal Welfare Act.
Ag-gag Laws Animal Euthanasia Animal Industry Interference (Ecoterrorism/Agroterrorism)
Animal Rights Animal Testing in Commercial Products Animals in Film
Argentina Assistance Animals Australia Live Export Laws
Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) Bear Farming and the Trade in Bear Bile Bolivia
Brazil Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) Canada
Canada's Anti-Cruelty Laws Canada's Dangerous Dog Law Cat Laws
Chile Chimpanzee Laws Circuses and the Laws Governing Them
Colombia Commercial Dog Breeders and Puppy Mills Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Topic Area
Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Cross-Reporting Laws for Child Abuse and Animal Abuse Custody of Pets in Divorce
Dog Auctions and Retail Rescue Dog Bite Laws Dog Fighting
Dog Impound Laws Dog Leash Laws Dog Number Restrictions
Dolphins Domestic Violence Elephants and the Ivory Trade
Emerging Issues in Municipal Ordinances Emotional Support Animals and Waiver of "No Pets" Rules by Landlords Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Equine Activity Liability EU-US Comparative Cruelty Laws: 2003 - Present European Union (EU)
Exotic Pet Laws Exotic Pets Update (2013) Feral Cat and Wild Bird Controversy
Feral Cat Legal Issues Feral Cats Fur Production and Fur Laws
Genetic Engineering and Animals Gray Wolf Legal Challenges: 2005 to Present Great Apes
Hoarding Hog Confinement Operations in Iowa Horse Laws
Horse Racing and Trainer Liability Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA)
Humane Socieities and Enforcement Powers India International Comparative Animal Cruelty Laws (2003)
Invasive Species and Animal Welfare Kangaroo Culling in Australia Lacey Act
Landlord & Tenant Issues Concerning Dog Bites Laws Affecting Cattle Laws Affecting Zoos
Laws Concerning Captive Orcas Laws Regulating Rescue and Foster Care Programs for Companion Animals Legal Implications of Dolphin and Human Interactions
Legal Protections for Chickens Lost Dogs Medical Research Animals
Municipal Ordinances Non-Therapeutic Procedures for Companion Animals Norway
Peru Pet Custody During Divorce Pet Purchaser Protection/Puppy "Lemon Laws"
Pet/Companion Animal Damages Philosophy and Animals Polar Bears
Police Shooting Pets Police Shooting Pets Update Recovery of the Gray Wolf under the ESA
Rodeos Sale of Pets at Retail Pet Stores State and Federal Disaster Planning Laws and Pets
State and Local Dog Laws State Anti-Cruelty Laws State Ballot Proposals, Initiatives, and Referendums
State Spay and Neuter Laws Swap Meet Laws The Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) The United Kingdom (UK) Trade in Wild-Caught Reptiles
United Kingdom Licensing and Regulation of Pet Shops Veterinary Client Issues Veterinary Malpractice
Welfare Concerns of Fish Farms Welfare Standards for Animals Used in Zoos and Exhibition Whales
Whaling in the Antarctic Wildlife Rehabilitation Wildlife Services
Wills and Trusts