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Animal Law


The Animal Legal Defense Fund defines animal law as “the combination of statutory and case law that relates to or has an impact on nonhuman animals. It encompasses companion animals and wildlife and animals used in entertainment, research and ones raised for food.” The Library’s new book display highlights many interesting and important resources on animal law available through the RWU Law Library. You can see the display on the low shelves to the right as you walk into the library and online.

Animal law is a fast growing legal discipline that can be a part of many traditional areas of law, including environmental, administrative, family, constitutional, criminal, contract, and tort law. Issues can range from The Endangered Special Act to animals held in captivity to animal custody disputes.

Here are some animal jokes to lighten up your day:

Q: What do you call a sleeping bull?

A: A bulldozer!


Q: Why do fish live in salt water?

A: Because pepper makes them sneeze!


And last, but not least:

Q: What’s the difference between a lawyer and a herd of buffalo?

A: The lawyer charges more.

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