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Useful Books and Other Resources

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Books
Academic and Other Resources
Animal Protection Society Resources
Other Useful Contacts


Books

An Introduction to Animal Law
Margaret E Cooper LLB
Academic Press (1987)
United Kingdom: 24-28 Oval Road, London NW1
USA: Academic Press Inc., Orlando, Florida 32887
Harcourt Brace Javanovich, Publishers

A practical book, which provides helpful guidelines without overwhelming with detail. Predominantly UK-based, with a chapter on 'foreign and international legislation relating to animals.'

Animals and their Legal Rights
Animal Welfare Institute
PO Box 3650 Washington DC 2007 USA (Fourth Edition 1990)
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A significant work containing much information on foreign and international animal welfare laws, as well as US provisions. Includes useful information on the evolution of anti-cruelty laws and the role of animal protection organisations and law enforcement agencies.

Law Relating to Animals
Simon Brooman and Dr Debbie Legge
Cavendish Publishing Ltd. (1997), the Glass House, Wharton Street, London WC1X 9PX
United Kingdom
(Tel: +44 171 278 8000)

A comprehensive analysis of the law relating to animals, touching upon many perspectives, such as philosophy, science, environmental politics, the origins of humankind and many entrenched historical, social and legal attitudes towards animals. Includes analysis of international and various national provisions, as well as UK examples.

Animal Welfare Law in Britain - Regulation and Responsibility
Mike Radford
Publication date: 4 October 2001
Published by Oxford University Press.

The most detailed and authoritative treatment of the current state of animal welfare law in Britain to date. This book provides a full analysis of the substantive law, considers its objectives, application and effectiveness, the background to the current debate and the arguments for and against further reform. It includes full coverage of key topics such as agricultural production, transportation, scientific procedures, entertainment, domestic pets, wildlife, hunting and enforcement.

Academic and Other Resources

The Animal Law Review
Animal Law Review is a student-run law review at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Animal Law offers a unique forum for the scholarly discussion of legal issues related to animals. The review's objective is to educate the legal community and other interested groups and individuals about the current status of animal-related issues.

Animal Law.com
The International Institute of Animal Law resources. Includes a searchable database.

Animal Protection Society Resources

Eurogroup for Animals
6 rue des Patrioties
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: + 32 (2) 740 0820
Fax: + 32 (2) 740 0829
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Publications
2010 Areas of Concern: Analysis of Animal Welfare Issues in the European Union

Other publications by the Eurogroup for Animals can be found on their Publications page.

Eurogroup's other publications are the Eurobulletin and the Intergroup minutes of the Strasbourg sessions of the European Parliament. 

The Eurobulletin covers all topical issues dealing with animal welfare within the EU, focusing in particular on the latest legislative developments. 

The Intergroup minutes are accounts of discussions held monthly within the Parliamentary Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, providing information on current issues under discussion in the European Parliament and other EU institutions. Numerous Members of the European Parliament attend the intergroup meetings on a regular basis.

They are published monthly, except in August, and there is a joint issue of the Eurobulletin for December and January.

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World Society for the Protection of Animals
5th Floor 222 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8HB
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 (20) 7239 5000
Fax: + 44 (20) 7239 0653
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Animal Protection Legislation -- Guidance Notes and Suggested Provisions

RSPCA
Wilberforce Way
Southwater, Horsham
Sussex RH13 9RS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (870) 333 5999
Fax: + 44 (870) 753 0284
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Principal UK animal welfare legislation - a summary.

Humane Society for the United States (HSUS) Government Affairs Department
2100 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
USA
Tel: + 1 (301) 258 3010
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"Lobbying and the Law: A Guide to Federal Tax Law Limitations on Legislative and Political Activists by Non-profit Organizations." This book is available for $15.00 from Hogan and Hartson, 555 Thirteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-1109, or call (1) 202 637-8646. Contact the HSUS (as above) for further details.

ASPCA Advocacy Center
424 East 92nd Street
New York
NY 10128-6804
USA
Tel: +1 (212) 876-7700
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Other Useful Contacts

The Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (ALAW)
P.O. Box 67933
London, NW1W 8RB
United Kingdom
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 A charity which aims to bring together lawyers interested in animal protection law to share experience and to harness that expertise for the benefit of the animal protection community, including by securing more comprehensive and effective laws and better enforcement of existing animal protection laws.

Animal Legal Defense Fund
170 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931
USA
Tel: + 1 (707) 795-2533
Fax: + 1 (707) 795-7280
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