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Agricultural Animal Law


Primary Law

Code of Federal Regulations 9, Animals and Animal Products.
KF70.A3 Title 9
Internet & HeinOnline

U.S. Code Title 7, Agriculture
Internet & HeinOnline

To access various relevant Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code sections, visit The Law section of the Animal Law Legal Topics page.



Animals and the Law: a Sourcebook, by Jordan Curnutt
UW-Madison Law School Library – Reference Collection
REF KF390.5.A5 C87 2001
591 pages; published by ABC-CLIO (2001)
Chapter 4 concerns Legal Regulation and the Treatment of Farm Animals.

Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers: a Guide to Family Businesses with Agricultural Holdings
KF750 .K44
Loose-leaf; published by West (updated annually)

Farm and Ranch Expenses and Credits
KF6289.A1 T35 no.607-2nd
Loose-leaf; published by BNA (2005- ; updated)

Reporting Farm Income
KF6289.A1 T35 no. 608-2nd
Loose-leaf; published by BNA (2006- ; updated)

Thompson on Real Property
KF570 .T458 R5
Loose-leaf; published by Lexis (updated annually)
Vol. 6 concerns agriculture and farm law

Law Reviews

Animal Law
Lewis & Clark Law School
Volume 1 (1995)-

Animal Law & Ethics
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Journal of Animal Law
Michigan State University College of Law
Internet & HeinOnline
Volume 1 (2005)-


Government Documents

The UW-Madison Steenbock Memorial Library has a collection of federal government documents including publications from the USDA and other federal agencies that deal with agriculture. The collection also includes publications issued by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, as well as publications issued by other states' agricultural experiment stations and extension services.



A catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, “encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines”. Database includes citations to journal articles and books on the topics of animal and veterinary sciences, farming, etc.

Agriculture Network Information Center
A database of agriculture-related websites, full-text documents, citations, images and other resources. “AgNIC partners are comprised of professional librarians, extension experts, and information specialists with advanced degrees in specific subjects. "Relevant topics include animal welfare, animal law, and veterinary law. Search limit strategies available.

Federal Animal Law – Federal Register (FAML-FR)
Westlaw -- public access available at the Library.
Documents from the Federal Register that relate to animal law. Coverage begins with January 1981.

For information about other relevant databases, visit the UW-Madison Steenbock Memorial Library website.


Internet Resources

Visit the Wisconsin State Law Library's Legal Topics Page on Animal Law to access primary law, agency and organization websites, and other resources.

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