AnimalBlawg: Transcending Speciesism since October 2008
The Animal Blawg focuses on animal law, ethics and policy. It provides a forum
for community and collegiality as well as debate and the exchange of ideas.
Founded by Pace Law School professors, David N. Cassuto, Luis E. Chiesa and law
student, Suzanne McMillan, the blog is now principally maintained by David
Cassuto. Contributors include academics, practitioners, and law students, as
well as other interested members of the animal advocacy community.
Animal EmotionsBlog: Do animals think and feel?
Written and maintained by Marc Bekoff, a former
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado,
Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals. Published by Psychology Today.
Philosophical discussions on the moral status of nonhuman animals.
Devoted to animals and the law, this blog features one practitioner's
observations and analysis of animal law news, litigation in her state of
Illinois and around the country, criminal cases, as well as links to
legislation and other animal law resources.
Legal Defense Blog
Postings by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) legal experts and staff give
updates on current developments and actions in support of animal welfare.
Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
Created and supported by Gary L. Francione, author and co-director of the
Rutgers Animal Rights Law Center.
Animals & Politics
Maintained by Michael Markarian, president of the Humane Society Legislative
Fund, The organization lobbies for animal welfare legislation and works to
elect humane-minded candidates to public office. The Humane Society Legislative
Fund is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and Markarian has works for
the passage of state laws and federal statutes to protect animals.
Events, news and commentary on the work of the ASPCA.
Animal Law Blog
Topics of posts include pet trusts and dangerous dog statutes to zoning and
land use laws for the expanding businesses of boarding kennels and doggie
The purpose of this blog by Florida attorney Gregg Morton is to assist in the
dissemination of current information about Florida and Federal animal law and
animal rights issues, Government agency actions and other news as appropriate.
International Fund for Animal Welfare “begins its fourth decade of operation
with teams of experienced and dedicated campaigners, legal and political
experts, and internationally acclaimed scientists working from offices in
countries around the world.”
The official worldwide blog of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies
(ICAS), for critical animal studies and college animal rights activism. Its
content lists news, events, projects, and programs.
“Our Hen House builds on the work being done by … advocacy groups to truly
catalyze a mass movement in which individuals do not merely follow the
leadership of animal advocacy organizations, but also take personal
responsibility for leading the way to a new world in which the exploitation of
animals is recognized as no longer necessary for human progress and must come
to an end.”
PAWS (Performing Animal
U.S. based group for abandoned or abused performing animals as well victims of
the exotic animal trade.
Trust Law Blog
Attorney Danny Meeks Danny offers insights on issues surrounding will provisions,
trust options and pet guardianship and follows legislation affecting these
Tails of Seattle:
A pets blog
Adam Karp, a lawyer in Bellingham, Washington exclusively practices animal law
in Washington and Idaho. His blog answers questions and provides information
about pets and estate planning.
Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog
Developed through a partnership with the National Agricultural Law Center at
the University of Arkansas and the American Agricultural Law Association.
The blog’s section on Animal Welfare provides up-to-date news, research, and
information on the topic.
WSPA Latest News
With a global perspective, the World Society for the Protection of Animals
(WSPA) focuses on four priority animal welfare areas: companion animals,
commercial exploitation of wildlife, farm animals, and disaster management.