Welcome to the Committee on Animals and the Law
Legal issues with animals occur in several arenas: housing, real estate, health, agriculture and business, to name only a few. Attorneys have only recently begun practices that include animal law, which makes it one of the more exciting fields of law. This website provides information for Committee members, attorneys and members of the public who have an interest in the growing field of animal law.
This Committee was originally conceived by the late Lorraine Power Tharp, past president of the Association, who wanted to highlight the growing field of Animals and the Law and to educate the profession, specifically the membership, about the issues that arise in the law in relation to animals.
Committee at a Glance - a quick overview of the work of the committee, issues of current interest and more
Committee Communications - access the Animalaw Blog, Laws & Paws, Making a Difference report and more
Community Resources - tips and tools for animal lovers in the community, including information of disaster preparedness, financial aid for veterinary care and more
Educational Resources - NYS Humane Education Law, courses offered by law schools, CLE programming and teleseminars
Legal Resources - collected links, statutes, cases and more on all areas of Animal Law
Legislative Information and Reports - track legislation on topics relevant to Animal Law and access committee legislative reports
Members-only Section - Committee minutes, meeting schedules, guidelines, assignments and more