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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 2024

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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Resolution 502

February 5, 2024 - House of Delegates

Today’s ever-evolving science and technology is creating opportunities to move closer to the goal of replacing animals in biomedical research and regulatory testing. Modern and more human-relevant methods include sophisticated two- and three-dimensional cell-based methods, microphysiological systems (also called “organs on a chip”), computer modeling and simulation, and human tissue studies. These options can advance science and spare animal lives while more effectively protecting human health, the environment, and the economy.

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