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ANIMAL RIGHTS LEGISLATION

Use the Animal Law Resource Center to search for legislation on animal rights.  Search options include: by federal or by state, by categories (e.g., animals in research), by popular tags (e.g., Ag-Gag), and special parameters (e.g., author or sponsor of a bill).  What's happening in your state right now?

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ALC LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

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.

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Find old stories, announcements, etc that once appeared on the main pages of the ALC website.

Vote Now Through May 10

2018 Voting Now Open
Cast your vote by May 10, 2018! 
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NOMINATION SLATE FOR 2018 ELECTION

Thanks to the Nominating Committee's hard work, we now have a list of candidates for our Caucus officer positions.  Please click on each candidate's name for their statements and brief bios.  The election process begins on April 19, 2018.


The Nomination Slate for the 2018 Election is as follows:

Condit-ALC-photo-2018-75x75-resize.jpgCynthia Condit (University of Arizona) for Vice-President/President Elect for 2017-2019. 

Zhang-ALC-photo-2018-75x75-resize.jpgXiaomeng "Alex" Zhang (Stanford) for Vice-President/President Elect for 2018-2020.

Pealer_Lindsay-75x75-resize.jpgLindsay Pealer, Secretary (Office of Legislative Counsel, State of California) for 2018-2020.



    READING RESOURCES



    If you are looking for a list of animal law reading resources to browse through, take a look at the Animal Legal Defense Fund's collection, which includes academic journals and selected books. 

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    We are celebrating the Year of the Dog with stories about one of man's best friends. 

    A Good Dog Story (Chicago Tribune piece about Dexter, a black Lab).

    Dogs Are Even More Like Us Than We Thought (Natl Geographic article on how man's best friend often acts more human than canine).

    How to Heal a Traumatized Dog: Read It a Story (NY Times article on volunteers from the ASPCA who read to dogs)

    (photo credit: Pixabay: mr305 )


    The 26th Annual Animal Law Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, October 12-14, 2018.  This year's keynote speaker is Jo-Anne McArthur, photojournalist, author, and educator.  Her photos of animals are wonderful!

    The conference will begin Friday evening, October 12, with a Welcome Reception and Keynote presentation at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.  All plenary sessions on Saturday, October 13, and concurrent sessions on October 14, will also be held at the Chicago Marriott. 

    SALDF pre-registration opens May 15.  General registration opens June 1.  More details, including specific agendas for the days, forthcoming!

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    ABOUT US

    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.
    Members:


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


        b)  offer legal education programs on animal
              law;


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


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

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