Term Animal Law
Code FT-0700
Definition Programs that provide legal assistance for people who are involved in criminal, civil and administrative disputes which involve pets, livestock, wildlife or other animals in situations where an animal has bitten or otherwise harmed someone, or where animals have been the victims of cruelty and/or mistreatment. Animal law deals with a variety of areas including veterinary, pet grooming, pet boarding/kennel malpractice complaints; animal property rights; protection of wild animals; zoo and circus conditions; leash, licensing and other animal control laws; animal rights; cruelty to animals; animal welfare; the use of canines in law enforcement and drug regulation; equine law; and the humane treatment of livestock and animals used in medical experiments.
Created 3/17/03
Changed 5/3/10
Use References
See Also References Animal Exhibitions/Shows (PL-1600.0500)
Animal Husbandry Programs (BD-2600.0500-100)
Animal Rights Groups (TD-1600.0500)
Disaster Services for Animals (TH-2600.1600)
Domestic Animal Services (PD)
Pet Clubs (PS-8200.6550)
Service Animals (LR-7950)
Veterinarian Complaints (DD-1500.7230-900)
Wildlife Conservation (JD-1500.9600)
Zoos/Wildlife Parks (PL-6400.9600-980)
External Classification Terms Legal Aid-Civil (UW
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Specialized Law Practice Areas (NPC I06)
Related Concepts Animals
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Bibliographic References "Animal Law - Dog Bite", The Law Offices of Blaesing & Diaz, P.A. website, http://www.f-y-i.com/law/animal_law.htm

"Every Dog Has His Day in Court", by Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, May 24, 2000.

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