Concerns focuses on every aspect of the animal rights
community, from animal cruelty to vegetarianism to
animal adoption and pet care. Animal Concerns provides
a comprehensive list of animal-related organizations,
educational essays, FAQs and reference pages dealing
with these topics. Individuals interested in obtaining
a job in an animal-related field will find our unique
list of animal-related job listings useful.
Animal Welfare Act
the entire text of the animal welfare act in a pdf
document, as well as lists of every licensed dealer,
both class A (breeders) and class B (dealers), every
research facility, active and inactive, every "exhibitor"
(zoo, circus, etc) and every business licensed to
transport animals in pdf documents. The policy manual
is also on-line, along with the regulations and standards
and the definitions section from Title 9 of the code
of federal regulations and the booklets the USDA gives
Legal Defense Fund
in 1981, ALDF is the country's leading animal rights
law organization working nationally to defend animals
from abuse and exploitation. ALDF's network of over
700 attorneys is dedicated to protecting and promoting
Legislative Action Network
Animal Legislative Network is a nationwide PAC, dedicated
to the establishment of rights for animals through
participation in the political process. We lobby congress,
support specific legislation, and offer our support
(both financial and our votes) to local and national
candidates we feel are favorable to the establishment
of rights for animals.
Legal Affairs Department
Government Affairs Office
Humane Law Enforcement
The Legal Department of the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals serves as counsel
to The ASPCA, and actively supports the strict enforcement
of anti-cruelty laws.
Affairs works for the enactment of federal, state
and municipal laws that promote animal welfare, and
the defeat of legislation that is detrimental to it.
Instructions are given on how to write to Congress
and have your own voice be heard.
Humane Law Enforcement Department serves as a model
for communities throughout the country.
Rights Law Project - Rutgers University
website contains materials written by Gary Francione,
Anna Charlton, and students in the course on Animal
Rights and the Law that Francione and Charlton have
taught at Rutgers University School of Law for over
a decade. Rutgers was the first law school in the
United States to have animal rights law as part of
the regular academic curriculum, and to award students
academic credit not only for classroom work, but also
for work on actual cases involving animal issues that
were litigated by Francione, Charlton, and associated
counsel. The course is offered every semester and
is now called "Animal Rights: Theory and Practice."
Defense of Animals
Defense of Animals is one of the nation's foremost
animal advocacy organizations dedicated to ending
institutionalized abuse of animals by defending their
rights, welfare and habitat.
Doris Day Animal League
animals can't lobby Congress, they can't vote and
speak out against the agonizing tortures being inflicted
upon them every day. We must do it for them."
incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has established
America's premier farm animal shelters and waged effective
campaigns to stop farm animal cruelty.
Fund for Animals
regional offices working around the country on hard-hitting
animal advocacy campaigns, and animal care facilities
such as the world-famous Black Beauty Ranch, The Fund
is one of the largest and most active organizations
working for the cause of animals throughout the world.
Humane Society of the United States
HSUS is a voice for animals in the nation's capital
and in state capitals throughout the country. We monitor
and push for animal-protection legislation and for
funding of existing programs; testify before legislators;
draft legislation; and provide expert advice to elected
of Humane Voters
League of Humane Voters was established to organize
voters who are concerned about non-human animals and
willing to vote for candidates on these issues."
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - Action Alerts
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with
more than six hundred thousand members, is the largest
animal rights organization in the world. Founded in
1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting
the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the
simple principle that animals are not ours to eat,
wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.