Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) and the International Institute for Animal Law have announced a significant update to NAVS’ legal and legislative resource offerings with the re-launch of the newly-enhanced Animal Law Resource Center website.
The free online resource, located at http://www.AnimalLaw.com, has been completely redesigned to provide law students, practicing attorneys and animal advocates with a comprehensive, up-to-date clearinghouse for legislation and legal matters pertaining to animals and the law.
The site covers such topics as the treatment of companion animals, humane education, animals in research, animals in agriculture, hunting and trapping, and wildlife protection, along with a variety of other issues. Topics are searchable by state and federal jurisdictions, by category, and by key words.
The site also includes a searchable bibliography of animal law books and journals and an extensive library of animal-related model legislation which can be downloaded and adapted for use in introducing measures at the state and local level.
Updated on a daily basis by the NAVS legal team, led by Director of Legal and Legislative Programs Marcia Kramer, the Animal Law Resource Center has expanded in both size and functionality since its initial launch in 2000.
“Fourteen years ago, animal law was still in its infancy,” notes Kramer. “There were few courses dedicated to it, and almost no law school departments treated it as a distinct area of study. Today, there are more than 140 law schools in the United States that teach animal law, and that increase has led to a heightened demand for easily-accessible, authoritative information. The field of animal law has grown and come into its own, and the Animal Law Resource Center has grown along with it.”
Access to the Animal Law Resource Center at http://www.AnimalLaw.com is provided at no cost to users.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY
Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational and advocacy programs based on respected ethical, scientific and legal theory. NAVS works to increase public awareness about animal experimentation, to promote positive solutions that advance science, to support the development of alternatives to the use of animals, and to effect changes that will help end the unnecessary suffering of animals. For more information, visit http://www.navs.org.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL LAW
The International Institute for Animal Law encourages the development of legal scholarship and advocacy skills on behalf of animals, and is dedicated to creating and supporting programs to enhance the development of laws that protect animals.