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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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There are many organizations worldwide that monitor or advocate for law related to animal welfare issues. Some organizations post relevant laws to their websites; others produce reports or other documents on various issues. Surveying the websites of animal welfare organizations is a good way to identify hot/emerging issues—always good topics for seminar papers!