Educate on Animal Law Issues

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At NAVS, we know that one of the most effective ways to bring about positive, lasting change for animals is through constructive use of the legal system and the application of animal law. In doing so, we can harness the power of the law to ensure the passage of animal protection legislation and to strengthen existing laws.

Advocates for social justice have long used the power of the law to advance their cause. Animal advocates, viewing animal rights as the next logical step in the movement toward social justice for all, helped develop the field of animal law as a way of using the legal system to improve the treatment of non-human animals.

Animal law represents an opportunity for animal advocates to gain for animals fair treatment under the law, including the right to be protected from institutionalized exploitation.

In this section of our website, we examine various aspects of animal law, including the ways in which laws and policies affect animals, and how our legal and legislative system can be used to advance greater protections for animals.

Want to go deeper into the area of animal law? NAVS’ Animal Law Resource Center is a one-stop resource for the latest animal law information. An online, comprehensive, searchable database for laws and legislation pertaining to animals, NAVS’ covers humane education, companion animal issues, the use of animals in agriculture, and many other topics. The Animal Law Resource Center database is searchable by state and federal jurisdictions, category, and keyword. The site also contains a comprehensive library of model animal law legislation, as well as a bibliography of animal law resources.

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