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ANIMALS CONFINED FOR HUMAN BENEFIT A LEGAL RESEARCH GUIDE

Pearlman, Stefanie; Serfass, Melissa M.


Item #: 71860
Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc./Bflo; 2011.

Series: LEGAL RESEARCH GUIDES
Subjects: PROPERTY, TORTS

This research guide covers the law concerning animals con-fined for human benefit: farm, laboratory and entertainmentanimals. Many traditional areas of law combined make upanimal law: torts, contracts, domestic relations, trusts andestates and criminal law among them. Animal law is the com-bination of case law, statutes and regulations that governshuman interactions with animals. The laws are federal, stateand sometimes even municipal. Often referred to as anemerging legal field, animal law is a "new" area of law witha long history. Laws concerning animals as property haveexisted since ancient times, but laws promoting theinterests of animals on their own, not just as the propertyof humans, are a more recent concept. This research guidewill provide an overview of the primary and secondarysources in animal law research.

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