Animal law is a dynamic field of law, one in which countless Shepard Broad Law Center students, faculty, and staff take a lively and heart-felt interest. As many of our good readers may know, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a robust student organization at our school, with its members working tirelessly for the betterment of non-human animals through fundraising and speaking events.
SALDF is currently sponsoring its annual Valentine's Day toy drive for homeless animals. Please visit the organization's table in the atrium to pick up a goody bag ($3) for the four-legged friends in your life. Donations of all sizes are welcome with proceeds going to Death Row Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving dogs from abandonment and euthanasia.
SALDF will also host a presentation by Ms. Karen Delise, Founder and Director of the National Canine Research Center (NCRC) on Thursday, February 24th at noon in the Faculty Study. This presentation will explain the process of demonizing dogs, including some of the modern sociology and behavioral science that supports Delise's analysis in her book The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression. It will also focus on the legal implications that have and continue to result from this demonization. Please join us.
Other notable animal law activists here at the law school include Professor Ishaq Kundawala and Professor Phyllis Coleman. Professor Kundawala acts as co-advisor to SALDF while Professor Coleman not only teaches animal law, but is the founder and active member (former Chair) of the Florida Bar's Animal Law Committee.
As always, the Law Library & Technology Center (LLTC) strives to support the passions of its animal rights advocates and scholars by acquiring resources that support their endeavors in fighting the good fight. In the March 2006 issue of the Book Docket, Donna Struthers, Assistant Head of Technical Services, provided a list of library resources and websites on animal law. In addition to the resources cited therein, the LLTC has continued to expand its holdings. Recent acquisitions include...
Animal Law in a Nutshell (2 copies)
Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know by Paul Waldau
In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier by Thomas I. White
To locate more animal law resources, search NovaCat, our online catalog, by author, title, or keyword. You can also search using Library of Congress subject headings such as Animal rights, Animal welfare -- Law and legislation and Animals -- Law and legislation. If there is an animal law that you think the Law Library should acquire, please e-mail your suggestion to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Peace.
This post is dedicated to Diamond and Jade, my Pool Pups