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) 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
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 Standards for Animals Used in Zoos and Exhibition Whales
Whaling in the Antarctic Wildlife Rehabilitation Wildlife Services
Wills and Trusts