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International and Foreign Animal Law Research Guide

This guide helps researchers locate information on animal law in an international and foreign law context focusing on law that addresses welfare issues of companion animals, farm animals and animals used in research.


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Journal Articles

Periodical literature is a good way to obtain background information, locate the text of a foreign law, a citation, or locate information about a subject. Westlaw and Lexis provide excellent coverage of U.S. law reviews, but you should consider expanding your journal research to foreign journals and indexes for more comprehensive and global coverage. For information on other journal databases, see our Articles for Legal and Non-Legal Research for a complete list.

Since animal welfare is topically interdisciplinary, try searching Georgetown’s library catalog to find materials across campus libraries.

If Georgetown does not have access to a particular journal article, you may request it through interlibrary loan.

Articles on international and foreign aspects of animal law can be found published in a number of sources, including many American law journals. You may find relevant articles in journals that do not otherwise focus on international or foreign law topics. For example, the journal Animal Law (print: K1 .N4575; also available online (HeinOnline)) includes both articles that focus on American and international or foreign law.

Below are listed a few of the most commonly used resources for locating articles on animal welfare in the foreign and international law context.

Law Journal Databases

Search these databases for law reviews and legal newsletters.