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The mission of the Animal Law Caucus Legislation Committee is to keep ALC members apprised of current legislative activity for both state and federal legislation. The Committee documents sites highlighting bill status and information encompassing animal law across all legal topics. Whether the subject entails criminal law, torts, or wills and trusts, the ALC Legislation Committee will highlight the advancement of animal law and may from time to time call upon its members to support significant initiatives.

For legislation sources click here



What's happening with 2016 animal rights legislation?  Visit the Animal Law Resource Center to view Federal and State bills that are currently in the works. 



We are looking for new stories from you! 
We would love for you to share with us, "in your own words," about the animals in your life.  What got you interested in Animal Law?  Have animals always been a central part of your life?  What makes you an "animal person?"  Are you a faculty advisor to a student animal law group ... or teach an animal law class?  What animal-related issues are important to you?  Tell us about it! 

 You can read previous "in your own words" pieces written by caucus members here and here and here.

We really would love to hear from you!  Please send your stories to Cynthia Condit at or Sharon Nelson at



Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights

New Collection from HeinOnline!

Law Libraries may now purchase access to HeinOnline’s new collection, Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights. The collection has  "titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute and aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes philosophical books dating back to the 1800s, videos, periodicals, brochures, and more.” (from HeinOnline). 



The AALL Animal Law Caucus was formed in 2010 to support the efforts of law librarians, academics and practitioners in the research, teaching, scholarship, and practice of animal law. Its purpose is to recognize and further the ongoing work of AALL members in this growing area of law.

The Animal Law Caucus is a legal resource for non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system.

    a)  monitor and provide comment on relevant
          legislation and policy-making decisions
          at various levels of government

    b)  offer legal education programs on animal

    c)  compile and provide access via the website
          to relevant statutes, court decisions, and
          administrative determinations and reports

    d)  raise the profile of the field of animal law.


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Site last updated: March 17, 2016