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Animal Law: Secondary Sources

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4 Am Jur 2d, Animals sec. 27-29

3A CJS Animals sec. 100-112

3 NY Jur 2d Animals sec. 59-102

American Law Reports (ALRs)

American Law Reports

6 ALR5th 733 - What Constitutes Offense of Cruelty to Animals – Modern Cases

This annotation collects and analyzes the cases decided in or after 1950 that discuss what constitutes the offense of cruelty to animals.

Case:  Regalado v. United States (1990, Dist Col App) 572 A2d 416, 6 ALR5th 1178.  A prosecution for beating a puppy, the court held that the evidence supported an inference of discipline crossing over the line to cruelty and held that the statute under which the plaintiff was charged did not require proof of specific intent to injure or abuse an animal but required only proof of general intent with malice.

Law Review Articles

Law Reviews

Goodkin, The Evolution of Animal Rights, 18 Colum. Hum. Rts. L.  Rev. 259 (Spring, 1987)

Sunstein, Cass R., Standing for Animals (with Notes on Animal Rights), 47 UCLA L. Rev. 1333 (2000)

Livingston, Margit, Desecrating the Ark: Animal Abuse and the Law’s Role in Prevention, 87 Iowa L. Rev. 1, (2001)

Favre, David S., Judicial Recognition of the Interests of Animals – a New Tort, 54 Mich. St. L. Rev. 333 (2005)

Bryant, Taimie L., Trauma, Law, and Advocacy for Animals, 1 Journal of Animal Law and Ethics 63 (2006)

Ibrahim, Darian M., Anticruelty Statute: A Study in Animal Welfare,1  Journal of Animal Law and Ethics 175 (2006)

Hotis, Constantinos, Anthropological Machine at the Abattoir:  The Humane Methods of SlaughterAct

Plass, Stephen A., Exploring Animal Rights as an Imperative for Human Welfare, 112 West Virginia Law Review 403 (2010)

Muller-Harris, Debra L., Animal Violence Court: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence-Based Problem-Solving Court for the Adjudication of Animal Cruelty Cases involving Juvenile Offenders and Animal Hoarders, 17 Animal Law 313 (2011)

Nelson, Sharon L., Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A selected Annotated Bibliography, 17  Animal Law 369 (2011)

Wenner, Craig A., Judicial Review and the Human Treatment of Animals, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1630 (2011)