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.
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 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 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
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 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