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Animal Law Clinic Report to ODA: T he Animal Law Clinic was asked to evaluate the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) handling of the state’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program with respect to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).  The Clinic wrote this report as a result of the research and analysis it conducted into this issue.

Advocating for Animals

  • Find your Elected Officials
  • Animal Protection Laws of the U.S. & Canada
  • Working with Legislators
  • Tips For Writing to Law Enforcement
  • Legal Guide for Activists
  • Model Animal Protection Laws Collection
  • U.S. Jurisdictions With & Without Felony Animal Cruelty Provisions
  • No Boundaries for Abusers: The Link Between Cruelty to Animals & Violence Toward Humans
  • ALDF Legislative Posters
  • 2008 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings
  • 2007 State Animal Protection Laws Rankings

Laws & Cases

  • Animal Protection Laws of The U.S. & Canada
  • Model Animal Protection Laws Collection
  • Legal Advocates’ Manual For Animal Abuse Criminal Cases
  • U.S. Jurisdictions With & Without Felony Animal Cruelty Provisions
  • Confronting Animal Neglect - An ALDF Report on Current Law & Future Possibilities
  • Solutions to Long-Term Cases in States Without Preconviction Forfeiture Provision
  • 2008 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings
  • 2007 State Animal Protection Laws Rankings

When You Witness Animal Cruelty

  • How To Help a Neighbor’s Neglected Animal
  • What To Do About Substandard Conditions at Your Local Animal Shelter
  • What To Do When You Find Animals in Substandard Conditions at a Pet Store
  • What To Do in Cases Where Anti-Cruelty Laws Have Been Broken
  • Animal Hoarding Facts
  • Why Prosecutors Don’t Prosecute

When Your Companion Animal Has Been Harmed

  • How To Find an Attorney to Help You With Your Animal-Related Issues
  • What To Do When Your Companion Animal Has Been Injured or Killed
  • What To Do When You Believe a Vet Has Harmed or Killed Your Companion Animal
  • What To Do if a Companion Animal You Purchased Became Sick or Died Soon Afterwards
  • What To Do in Cases Where Anti-Cruelty Laws Have Been Broken
  • Damages for Death or Injury of an Animal
  • The Legal Process In The U.S.
  • Getting Through Grief
  • Victim Impact Statements in Cases of Animal Cruelty

Other Issues Regarding Your Companion Animal

  • What To Do If You Are Involved in a Custody Battle Over Your Companion Animal
  • What To Do If Your dog is in Danger of Being Declared “Vicious,” or If Your Dog Has Bitten Someone Who is Now Suing You
  • How To Handle Landlord/Tenant Disputes Over Companion Animals
  • Nuisance Issues & Some Steps Toward Resolving Conflicts
  • Including Animals in Your Will

 Sample Forms

Sample Foster Care Forms

  • Foster Care Application
  • Foster Care Agreement
  • Foster Care Form Instructions

 Bar Associations

Bar Association Animal Law Sections & Committees


 Careers

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 Links

ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND - RESOURCE PAGE

WORLD ANIMAL NET DIRECTORY


 Blogs

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg, Transcending Speciesism Since October 2008

Animal Law Blog (Featuring a Practitioner’s Perspective)

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Best Friends Animal Society (The Legal Animal: News)

Center for Animal Law Studies Blog

Florida Animal Law Blog

Hounded, Cowed & Badgered (Animal Rights Perspective)


 Animal Law Journals

Animal Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Journal of Animal Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Journal of Animal & Environmental Law, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

Journal of Animal Law & Ethics (JALE), University of Pennsylvania Law School

Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, Affiliated: Stetson University College of Law

Stanford Journal of Animal Law & Policy, Stanford Law School

Animal Law eJournal, Syracuse University College of Law


 Select Publications

The Animals’ Advocate - ALDF’s Quaterly Publication

Update - ALDF’s Attorney Publication


 Select Books

Achor, Amy Blount. Animal Rights ”“ A Beginner’s Guide: A Handbook of Issues, Organizations, Actions & Resources. Yellow Aprings, OH: Writeware, 1996.

Bean, Michael J. and Melanie Rowland. The Evolution of National Wildlife Law. 3rd ed. Westport, CT: Praeger Paperback, 1997.

Beck, Alan M. and Aaron H. Katcher. New Perspectives on Our Lives with Companion Animals. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.

Beers, Diane. For the Prevention of Cruelty: the History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States. Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 2006.

Bekoff, Marc (ed.). Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Favre, David (ed.). Federal Wildlife Laws. Detroit, MI: Animal Legal and Historic Center, 2004.

Favre, David. Animal Law: Welfare, Interests and Rights. Detroit, MI: Animal Legal and Historic Center, 2003.

Favre, David. Animal Law: Welfare, Interest & Rights. New York, NY: Aspen Press, 2008.

Frasch, Pamela, Sonia Waisman, and Bruce Wagman (eds.). Animal Law: Cases and Materials. 3rd ed. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2006.

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

Lewin, Julie E. Get Political for Animals and Win the Laws They Need. Guilford, CT: National Institute for Animal Advocacy, 2007.

McCoy, Henry D. II. American and International Aquaculture Law. Peterstown, WV: Supranational Publishing Company, 2000.

Randolph, Mary. Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must-Have Book for Your Owner. Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press, 2005.

Regan, Tom. The Case for Animal Rights. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985.

Scully, Matthew. Dominion: The Power of Man, The Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002

Singer, Peter. Animal Liberation. New York: Random House, 1975.

Sunstein, Cass and Martha Nussbaum (eds.). Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Oxford University Press, USA, 2005.

Wise, Steven. Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2002.

Wise, Steven. Rattling the Cage. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2000.

Wolfson, David. Beyond the Law: Agribusiness and the Systemic Abuse of Animals Raised for Food or Food Production. Watkins Glen, NY: Farm Sanctuary, 1999.