2022 - Year of the Tiger

2022 Tiger
The tiger ushers in the third year of the 12-year Chinese Luner cycle, following the Year of the Ox. According the Animal Welfare Institute there are approximately 3,200 wild tigers with around 9,000 held in captivity—most in the US and China. The Netflix series Tiger King brought new attention to the problems plaguing the keeping of captive tigers in the United States. Learn more about captive tigers in the United States from the sites below:



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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.


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.

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Susan Boland

Susan Boland, Candidate for Vice-President, President Elect, 2020-2022.  

BIOGRAPHY:  Susan Boland is the Associate Director for the University of Cincinnati Robert. S. Marx Law Library. She teaches legal research and offers reference and research support services to all law library users. She is a member of various professional associations both regionally and nationally, and has served as AMPC Team Leader for the Teaching and Training track, Chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, and President of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries. She has presented at regional and national conferences, as well as at continuing legal education programs. Her publications include annotated bibliographies on the death penalty and election law, as well as articles on legal research, technology, and teaching.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I feel honored to run for the vice-president/president-elect of the Animal Law Caucus. The Caucus has done an amazing job with educating the law librarian community on animal law resources and advocating for ethical and legal rights of animals. I have watched the organization grow throughout the years and I would like to continue the great work done so far. In this COVID-19 world, our virtual connections are more important than ever so I would like to focus on are increasing virtual communication and participation within the Caucus, between the Caucus and the larger law librarian community, and increase and solidify our connections to the broader animal loving community!

Katy Badeaux

Katy Badeaux, Candidate for Secretary, 2020-2022

BIOGRAPHY: Katy Stein Badeaux is the Head of Faculty Services at the University of Houston Law Center’s O’Quinn Law Library. In addition to managing the library’s faculty services, she teaches Texas Legal Research as well as Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Legal Research. She is an active member of AALL, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries and the Houston Area Law Librarians. Before coming to the University of Houston, she was the faculty services librarian at the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at St. Mary’s University. She received her MIS from the University of Arizona, her JD from SMU, and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin. 

CANDIDATE STATEMENT:  I am a long-time member of the Animal Law Caucus and eager to have the opportunity to get more involved. I am excited to help raise the profile of animal law studies, and further the work of making information about animal law more accessible. Board members have a lot of responsibility to further the work of the caucus and engage membership, and I am committed to doing that important work. I have experience as a board member of SWALL and as secretary of HALL to draw on, and I’m excited to contribute to the success of the Animal Law Caucus.