The Pervasive Nature of Animal Law: How the Law Impacts the Lives of People and their Animal Companions

24 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2009 Last revised: 25 Oct 2009

Rebecca J. Huss

Valparaiso University Law School

Date Written: September 25, 2008

Abstract

Faculty members at Valparaiso University School of Law who attain the rank of full professor are expected to deliver an inaugural lecture to the University community and the public at large. This article is based on that lecture, delivered on September 25, 2008. This Article begins by distinguishing between “animal law,” “animal rights,” and “animal welfare” and discussing the growth of the field of animal law. It continues by setting forth the statistics on the number of companion animals in the United States (“U.S.”) and information about the households who have companion animals. The remainder of the article analyzes some of the legal issues impacting humans who have animal companions.

Keywords: Animal, Law

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Huss, Rebecca J., The Pervasive Nature of Animal Law: How the Law Impacts the Lives of People and their Animal Companions (September 25, 2008). Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1425210

Rebecca J. Huss (Contact Author)

Valparaiso University Law School ( email )

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