Aquatic Animal Law (LAW-927-OL)

Kathy Hessler
3 credits
May 31 - August 8, 2022
ONLINE: Asynchronous instruction

This course will present an overview of the laws and regulations affecting aquatic animals as well as analysis of areas needing regulation. The course will consider federal law (including the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Animal Welfare Act, Endangered Species Act) as well as state anti-cruelty laws and some local ordinances. It will also include examination of the scientific underpinnings of legal decision-making with regard to aquatic species. The course will look at the application of law, or lack thereof, in contexts including: agriculture, research, entertainment, and companion animals. The course will also briefly review some international laws and treaties.

Evaluation Method

Final Paper along with participation in the course as described on the syllabus