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Animal Law

Animal law is defined as the set of legal rules that govern human interactions with nonhuman animals. This guide covers laws and regulations, websites, and a selective bibliography of animal law holdings in the Chastek Library.

Selective Bibliography

Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions (Cass R. Sunstein & Martha C. Nussbaum, eds., 2004).

Animal Welfare Institute, Animals and Their Legal Rights : A Survey of American Laws from 1641 to 1990 (4th ed.2007).

Applied Ethics in Animal Research: Philosophy, Regulation, and Laboratory Applications (John P. Gluck, Tony DiPasquale & F. Barbara Orlans, eds., 2002).

Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect (2007).

Mark H. Bernstein, On Moral Considerability: An Essay on Who Morally Matters (1998).

Mark H. Bernstein, Without a Tear: Our Tragic Relationship with Animals (2004).

Piers Beirne, Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology, and Human-Animal Relationships (2009).

Larry Carbone, What Animals Want: Expertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy (2004).

Paola Cavalieri, The Animal Question: Why Non-Human Animals Deserve Human Rights (2002).

Carl Cohen & Tom Regan, The Animal Rights Debate (2001). 

Michael P. Conn, The Animal Research War (2008).

Jordan Curnutt, Animals and the Law: A Sourcebook (2001).

David S. Favre, Animal Law and Dog Behavior (1999).

Gary L. Francione, Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation (2008).

Gary L. Francione,  Animals, Property, and the Law (1995).

Gary L. Francione, Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or Your Dog? (2005).

Gary L. Francione, Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement (1996).

Erica Fudge, Brutal Reasoning: Animals, Rationality, and Humanity in Early Modern England (2006).

Erica Fudge, Perceiving Animals: Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture (2002).

Gonzaga Law School Animal Defense Fund Chapter, Doing Well by Doing Good in Animal Law Cases CLE (2008).

Harvard Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, The Guide to Animal Law Resources (1999).

Ann Herda-Rapp, Mad About Wildlife: Looking at Social Conflict Over Wildlife (2005).

John M. Kistler, Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion (2000).

H. O. Kunkel, Human Issues in Animal Agriculture (2000).

A Lawyer's Guide to Dangerous Dog Issues (Joan Schaffner, ed., 2009).

Sara Oldfield, The Trade in Wildlife: Regulation for Conservation (2003).

Stefanie Pearlman, Animals Confined for Human Benefit: A Legal Research Guide (2012). 

People, Property or Pets? (Marc D. Hauser, Fiery Cushman & Matthew Kamen, eds., 2006).

Tom Regan, Defending Animal Rights (2001).

Tom Regan, Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights (2004).

James B. Reichmann, Evolution, Animal 'Rights' & the Environment (2000).

Bernard E. Rollin, Animal Rights & Human Morality (1992).

Helena Silverstein, Unleashing Rights: Law, Meaning, and the Animal Rights Movement (1996).

Peter Singer, Ethics into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement (1998). 

Peter Singer, Animal Liberation (2002).

Kimberly K. Smith, Governing Animals: Animal Welfare and the Liberal State (2012).

Orland A. Soave, Animals, the Law, and Veterinary Medicine: A Guide to Veterinary Law (4th ed. 2000).

Keith Tester, Animals and Society: The Humanity of Animal Rights (1991).

Sonia S. Waisman, Pamela D. Frasch & Bruce Wagman, Animal Law: Cases and Materials (3d ed. 2006).

Mary Anne Warren, Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things (1997).

Erin W. Williams, Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection (2007).

Nathan J. Winograd, Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America (2007).

Steven M. Wise, Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals (2000).

Steven M. Wise, Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights (2002).

Tzachi Zamir, Ethics and the Beast: A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation (2007).

Washington State Bar Association, Animal Law: A Bird's Eye View (2003).


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