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Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights

A collection of philosophical books, legislative histories, government documents, analytical articles and periodicals, and more that illuminate the development of animal rights and animal-related legislation.







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About HeinOnline's Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights

HeinOnline’s Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights database includes more than¬†2,400 titles and more than 670,000 pages relating to the background and evolution of the basic rights of animals. From philosophical books dating back to the 1800s to relevant government documents and analytical videos, brochures, and scholarly articles, the database provides an overview of foundational animal-related legislation, while following the evolution of animal rights throughout the years. Title 9 and Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations combined with more than 100 titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute round out this essential resource for the study of animals in society.

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Legislative Histories

Discover 71 titles and nearly 56,000 pages of animal-related legislative histories, including those regarding animal drug testing, fishery conservation, endangered species, and more.

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Books, Periodicals, and Articles

Find more than a thousand historical and current publications chosen by our editors for their discussion of animal welfare, protection laws, international wildlife laws, and more.

Relevant Government Documents

Locate more than 860 congressional hearings and GAO reports on animal-related legislation, as well as the complete Title 9 and Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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