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 Industry Interference (Ecoterrorism/Agroterrorism) Animal Rights
Animal Testing in Commercial Products Animals in Film Assistance Animals
Australia Live Export Laws Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) Bear Farming and the Trade in Bear Bile
Brazil Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) Canada
Canada's Anti-Cruelty Laws Canada's Dangerous Dog Law Cat Laws
Chimpanzee Laws Circuses and the Laws Governing Them Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Topic Area
Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Custody of Pets in Divorce 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 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 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 Commercial Breeders and Puppy Mills Laws Affecting Zoos
Laws Concerning Captive Orcas Laws Regulating Rescue and Foster Care Programs for Companion Animals Legal Protections for Chickens
Lost Dogs Medical Research Animals Municipal Ordinances
Norway 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 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 Whales Whaling in the Antarctic
Wildlife Rehabilitation Wills and Trusts