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Alexandra Cerussi, Chair

Welcome to the Animal Law Committee's webpage! Whether you're interested in advocating for animals through the court system or through the legislature, there's a place for you. The Animal Law Committee is composed of eight subcommittees who meet regularly to discuss the latest developments in animal law and policy, publish articles, and host educational presentations and CLEs. The Animal Law Committee also develops resolutions to help advance protections for animals, people, and the environment. If you're interested in learning more about the Committee, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Join the Animal Law Committee

The ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee is open to lawyers who practice animal law or are interested in animal law issues. We invite you to become involved in our subcommittees, write for our publications, help us with podcasts, work on our CLE programs.

Animal Law Committee Newsletter

Summer 2023

ABA Policy

Resolutions passed by the ABA House of Delegates for which the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section was a sponsor or cosponsor that directly address issues in animal law.

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Pro Bono Opportunity

Resources to Help Animal Shelters Build Foster Programs

The ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee is pleased to provide resources to animal shelters and attorneys for use in building or enhancing foster home programs

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Shark Fin Resolution 102A - ADOPTED

Annual Meeting 2020 - House of Delegates

In 2017 the United Nations proclaimed 2021 to 2030 as the “Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.”1 The goal of this Decade is to ensure sustainable management of our oceans. The Decade will focus on the health of our oceans and attempt to reverse unhealthy cycles that may be induced as a result of human activity. The Decade will bring about an unprecedented opportunity for the international community to take action to protect a critical aquatic predator – the shark.

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Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse During Lockdown

By: Bianka Atlas, Lewis & Clark Law School

Evidence shows that domestic violence (including child abuse, elder abuse, and intimate partner violence) increases during and after crises and large-scale disasters, including economic crises,2 natural disasters,3 and pandemics.4 In contrast to more localized pandemics, the truly global nature of COVID-19 provides an opportunity for domestic violence to fester around the world.

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