Earlier this month the law library launched the pilot episode of a new podcast series, which will serve as an extension of the longstanding newsletter Amicus Briefs. In this pilot episode, the theme of which centered around animals and the rights and laws related to them, law librarian Wendy Moore shared excellent recommendations of library and other resources on the subject. In addition to being head of acquisitions here at the library she is also faculty advisor for UGA’s Speak Out for Species student organization.
As a follow up to the animals episode, we wanted to further share Wendy’s comprehensive list of resources in full so you can easily click through to the various organizations, websites, books and documentaries mentioned in the podcast. Her comments about the documentaries The Paw Project and A Dog Named Gucci were especially moving, so as an added bonus we have embedded these two movie trailers below. You can be certain that future episodes of the podcast will bring Wendy back to share more of her expertise in recommending library resources, so stay tuned!
Organizations focused on Animal Law:
- State Bar of Georgia, Animal Law Section
- Animal Law Source
- Ahimsa House
- Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Animal Law Resource Center
- Nonhuman Rights Project
Resources about Animal Law:
- Animal Law Seminar Research Guide (UGA Law Library)
- HeinOnline Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights: Includes titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, focusing on the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights to the present day. It includes philosophical books dating back to the 1800s, videos, periodicals, brochures, and more.
- Pet-Abuse.com: Searchable database of animal abuse cases from across the U.S.
- Animals & Politics Blog: Blog written by Mark Markarian, President of the Humane Society Legislative Fund
- ALDF’s Blog Focus on cases and statutes in the news pertaining to Animal Law
- USDA Animal Welfare: Division of the USDA responsible for monitoring and enforcing the Animal Welfare Act. Earlier in 2017 the important USDA Animal Care Search Tool was deactivated on their website
- Illegal Wildlife Trade: International Affairs Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides information and resources related to the illegal wildlife trade
- CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora: Information and resources related to CITES an international agreement between governments to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival
Books to learn more about Animal Law:
- Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals by Steven Wise (2000)
- Animal Law: Welfare, Interests, and Rights by David S. Favre (2008)
- Animal Law in a Nutshell by Pamela D. Frasch, Katherine M. Hessler, Sonia S. Waisman (2016)
- Animal Law: Cases and Materials by Sonia S. Waisman, Pamela D. Frasch, Bruce A. Wagman (2014)
- Understanding Animal Law by Adam Karp (2016)
- International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy (CRS Report) by Liana Sun Wyler & Pervaze A. Sheikh (2008)
Recent Documentary Films with an Animal Law focus
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