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
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 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