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
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
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 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 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
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