These Are a Few of My Favorite Things (in HeinOnline)

Animal Law, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Capital Punishment, Religion & the Law, World Trials
Stephanie Ruesch

At Hein we know our users go for the heavy hitters, the tried and trues of legal research: your session laws, your CFRs, your congressional documents. Sprinkle in a hearty dose of journal articles and you’ve got yourself an excellent greatest hits album of research needs.

But HeinOnline contains so much more within its nearly 188 million pages. Back when this blogger first began working at the Hein company, her job was to prepare content for digitization. Over the years, some eclectic, cool, and even weird books crossed this blogger’s desk. Join us for a little tour through the following databases to spend some time with titles you may have overlooked…

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I Saw A Tiger … in My Neighbor’s Backyard

Animal Law, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Culture & Law, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Federal Register, Popular Culture, Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Congressional Documents
Stephanie Ruesch

In the early days of quarantine, nearly a hundred years ago, all the way back at the end of March, one thing united us all. No, not the sewing struggle to make our own masks or collective worrying over when we would ever see a roll of Charmin in the wild again. It was Tiger King. The true crime-character study-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it docuseries had more than 34 million views in the U.S. within its first 10 days on Netflix, and was an inescapable recommendation, topic of discussion, and fodder for many quality memes.

In case you somehow missed out, a brief synopsis: Tiger King chronicles the years-long feud between Oklahoma private zoo owner Joe Exotic (real name: Joseph Maldonado-Passage…

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Turtles, and Tortoises, and Terrapins – Oh, My!

Animal Law, Current Events, Law Journal Library, The Environment, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

Today is World Turtle Day, and HeinOnline wants to shell-abrate! Join us in discovering how the world continues to help these adorable reptiles survive and thrive.

Before We Get Started:

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post. Follow the links below to start a trial today.

World Turtle Day

Since the year 2000…

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No Beef About It: Factory Farming

Animal Law, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Factory farming, also known as industrial livestock production, has nearly completely replaced traditional farming. In fact, 99% of farm animals are raised in factory farms. These farmsteads focus mainly on a high-level output of meat, egg, and milk production. In order to obtain these elevated results, animals are often confined and fed steroids. This has sparked a debate on whether or not these practices are ethical, safe, or even necessary.

How Did Factory Farming Begin?

Back in 1947, British farmers in the UK were provided subsidies due to a new Agriculture Act…

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Tilikum, Circus Elephants, and Animal Rights

Animal Law, Current Events, Hein Blog, National Survey of State Laws, Navigating, Searching, Subject Compilations of State Laws, Tips and Tricks
Bonnie Hein


Tilikum was a 22 feet long, more than 11,000 pound killer whale and possibly the most famous orca in the world. Earlier this month, he died of serious health issues at an estimated 36 years of age. He was captured near his birthplace of Iceland and performed in captivity for decades, becoming notorious for aggressive behavior, including the death of three people. Tilikum was profiled in the documentary Blackfish, which helped to influence popular opinion on killer whales in captivity and on SeaWorld in particular. 

Similarly, the "Greatest Show on Earth," another long-time attraction, has received increasingly negative public sentiment regarding captive wild animals forced to perform as entertainment…

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Animal Law, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

We are pleased to introduce Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights to HeinOnline. Consisting of more than 650 titles and nearly 300,000 pages related to animal law, this collection is an indispensable addition to your curriculum. Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes everything from philosophical books published in the 1800's to videos, periodicals, and brochures. 

Featuring Works on:

  • Basic Rights of Animals
  • Moral Responsibility
  • Evolution of Animal Rights
  • Higher Law Rights for Animals
  • Animal Rights Movement
  • Wildlife Protection
  • And More!


Includes Material from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute

Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Animal Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1979 and has since paved the way for stronger anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals…

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Animal Law, HeinOnline Updates, News, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Now Taught in More than 100 Law Schools!

Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights consists of more than 650 titles and nearly 300,000 pages of material related to the background and evolution of the basic rights of animals. Animal Law is a growing area of study in universitities and HeinOnline's Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights is an essential addition to your curriculum!

This Collection is an Essential Source of Information on Animal Law

The collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes everything from philosophical books published in the 1800's to videos, periodicals, and brochures all related to animal law…

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