Resource: Animal Law Books & Periodicals – Animal Legal Defense Fund


Animal Law — New Perspectives on Teaching Traditional Law is a first-of-its kind casebook that uses a turnkey approach to incorporating animal law into existing “traditional” law courses. The book adds a fresh perspective on the courses professors are already teaching and introduces law students to the relevance of animal issues in a variety of areas including contracts, criminal law, torts, property, constitutional law, commercial law, wills and trusts, domestic relations, environmental law, evidence, intellectual property, and tax law.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon or Carolina Academic Press. Professors may also purchase individual chapters in e-book format via RedShelf.

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Academic Journals

Animal Law eJournal

The Animal Law eJournal, sponsored by the Syracuse University College of Law, provides a forum for posting both completed works and works in progress on legal, policy, and jurisprudential issues relating to animals.

Animal Law Review

This is a student-run law review at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. The review’s objective is to educate readers about  current animal-related legal issues.

Food Law & Policy eJournal

This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts with an aim to promote and bring together the rapidly emerging scholarship focusing on the regulation of food.

Global Journal of Animal Law

The Global Journal of Animal Law is an open-access legal journal that welcomes all submissions addressing the legal status of animals. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law

The Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law seeks to explore the legal and public policy issues surrounding animals at all levels of government: local, state, national, comparative national and international. All perspectives are welcome.

Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

The Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy addresses legal issues concerning the management of wildlife and their habitats.

Journal of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society

The Journal is the official semi-annual publication of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society. It provides a unique forum for professionals and scholars to analyze and comment on the issues affecting wildcats around the world, reflecting the perspectives of all disciplines including law, education, medicine, science, philosophy, religion, humanities, social science, and art.

Selected Books

An Introduction to Animals and the Law(2010) by Joan Schaffner

Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding (2013) by Mary P. Brewster & Cassandra L. Reyes

Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech: When Worlds Collide (2014) by Abigail Perdue & Randall Lockwood

Animal Law and the Courts: A Reader (2008) by Taimie Bryant, Rebecca Huss, & David Cassuto

Animal Law and Welfare: Foundational Concepts (2013) by Ian Robertson

Animal Law: Cases and Materials, 5th Ed. (2014) by Sonia Waisman, Pamela Frasch, & Bruce Wagman (eds.)

Animal Law: Developments and Perspectives in the 21st Century (2012) by Margot Michel, Daniela Kühne, & Julia Hänni

Animal Law in a Nutshell (2011) by Pamela Frasch, Kathy Hessler, Sarah Kutil, & Sonia Weisman

Animal Law: Principles and Frontiers (2011) by Graeme McEwen

Animal Law: Welfare, Interests, and Rights (2011) by David Favre

Animal Liberation (1975) by Peter Singer

Animal Protection: Treatment and Welfare Issues (2010) by Dennis G. Carlton (ed.)

Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions (2005) by Cass Sunstein & Martha Nussbaum (eds.)

Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know(2011) by Paul Waldau

Animals and the Law (2011) by Lesli Bisgould

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

Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation (2009) by Gary Francione

Animals, Property, & the Law (1995) by Gary Francione

Animals, Welfare and the Law (2000) by Ian A. Robertson

American and International Aquaculture Law (2000) by Henry D. McCoy II

A Worldview of Animal Law(2011) by Bruce A. Wagman & Matthew Liebman

Beyond the Law: Agribusiness and the Systemic Abuse of Animals Raised for Food or Food Production (1999) by David Wolfson

Careers in Animal Law (2011) by Yolanda Eisenstein

Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law (2005) Edited by Vaughan Black, Peter Sankoff and Katie Sykes

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

Dominion: The Power of Man, The Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy(2002) by Matthew Scully

Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights (2003) by Steven Wise

Eating Animals (2010) by Jonathan Safran Foer

Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights (2005) by Tom Regan

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (2009) by Marc Bekoff (ed.).

Ethics & Animals: An Introduction (2011) by Lori Gruen

Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must-Have Book for Your Owner (2005) by Mary Randolph

Federal Wildlife Laws (2004) by David Favre (ed.)

For the Prevention of Cruelty The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States (2006) by Diane Beers

Forensic Investigation of Animal Cruelty: A Guide for Veterinary and Law Enforcement Professionals (2006) by Leslie Sinclair, Melinda Merck, & Randall Lockwood

Get Political for Animals and Win the Laws They Need (2007) by Julie E. Lewin

Globalization and Animal Law (2011) by Thomas Kelch

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

In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave (2005) by Peter Singer

International Illegal Trade in Wildlife (2008) by Liana Sun Wyler & Pervaze A. Sheikh

International Issues in Animal Law: The Impact of International Environmental and Economic Law upon Animal Interests and Advocacy (2012) by Peter L. Fitzgerald

Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? (2000) by Gary Francione

Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers (2009) by Joan E. Schaffner & Julie I. Fershtman (eds.)

Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy (2013) by Kathy Rudy

Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism (2010) by Dara Lovitz

New Perspectives on Our Lives with Companion Animals (1983) by Alan M. Beck & Aaron H. Katcher

Nonprofit Animal Law (2013) by Russ Mead

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Annotated(2008) by Jennifer Friedman

PETRIARCH: The Complete Guide to Financial and Legal Planning for a Pet’s Continued Care (2010) by Rachel Hirschfeld

Pet Law (Oceana’s Legal Almanacs: Law for the Layperson) (2006) by Margaret C. Jasper

Rattling the Cage: Towards Legal Rights for Animals (2011) by Steven Wise

The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (2010) by Gary L. Francione & Robert Garner

The Case for Animal Rights (1985) by Tom Regan

The Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Renewing the Conservation Promise(Volume 1) (2005) by Dale D. Goble, J. Michael Scott, Frank W. Davis (eds.)

The Evolution of National Wildlife Law (1997) by Michael J. Bean & Melanie Rowland

The Lawyer’s Guide to Dangerous Dog Issues (2009) by Joan E. Schaffner (ed.)

The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare: Science, Law and Policy (2013) by John McEldowney, Wyn Grant & Graham Medley

Understanding Animal Law(2016) by Adam Karp

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

War of the Whales (2014) by Joshua Horwitz

What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law? (2015) by Randall S. Abate

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism(2011) by Melanie Joy Ph.D.

Wildlife Law: A Global Perspective (2008) by Raj Panjwani

Wildlife Law: A Primer (2009) by Eric T. Freyfogle & Dale D. Goble<