Animal Studies Resource Links

Animal Legal Defense Fund

For more than a quarter-century, the Animal Legal Defense Fund™ has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF™ has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.

Animal Welfare Act and Regulations

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.

Animal's Voice

The Animal's Voice is an award-winning, independent, networking source of recent media coverage, timely information, and an incalculable volume of resources for animals and their defenders. The site features the latest animal rights news, multimedia, calendar, victories, thought-provoking and inspirational editorial, graphic and compelling photography, and in-depth investigative reports.

Animals Today Radio Program with Dr. Lori Kirshner

Listen live online every Sunday at 4 p.m. Central Time, or listen to archived past programs. Dr. Kirshner interviews a variety of fascinating guests who advocate for the humane treatment of animals.

The Conservative Animal Advocate Blog with Dr. Peter Spiegel

Do you think that advocating for the humane treatment of animals is of interest only to liberals? It is time to re-think those out-dated assumptions!

The Desert Paws Animal Discovery and Education Center

The center will be a unique and exciting center that entertains and educates children and their families about the world of animals. Support and invest in humane education.

DJ & T Foundation

Bob Barker, well-known television personality, established the DJ&T Foundation in 1995. The Foundation's goal is to fund low cost spay/neuter clinics and voucher programs as a way to help relieve animal over population. Barker, who ends every "Price is Right" show with an appeal to viewers to spay or neuter their pets, felt compelled to do more to address the problem.

Carol Adams and Eco-Feminism

Home page of the author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory.

Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. We envision a world where the violence that animal agriculture inflicts upon people, animals and the environment has ended, and where instead we exercise values of compassion.

Professor Gary L. Francione, J.D.: Animal Law and the Abolitionist Approach

The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that requires the abolition of animal exploitation. Francione rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent education.

In Defense of Animals

“Protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals”

The Jane Goodall Institute

Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

HVCC Animal Outreach

HVCC Animal Outreach offers resources for adopting animals in need of homes, as well as alerts, news, and updates on the subject of animal rights.

Pet-Abuse.Com is a national animal protection organization that researches and tracks incidents of criminal animal cruelty. The site offers a wide range of services and tools for animal advocates, humane law enforcement, researchers and prosecutors.

Performing Animals Welfare Society

Since 1984, The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades. PAWS investigates reports of abused performing and exotic animals, documents cruelty and assists in investigations and prosecutions by regulatory agencies to alleviate the suffering of captive wildlife.

Rare Breed of Love (Puppy Mills)

Jana Kohl is a writer, artist, psychologist and animal welfare advocate. Having worked for the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies for many years, she has long been concerned with how cruelty can become legally sanctioned by society.

Tribe of Heart

Tribe of Heart specializes in creating & distributing documentary films that showcase compassion and animal advocacy.

Steven Wise, J.D.: Animal Law

Steven Wise has practiced animal protection law for twenty years and teaches "Animal Rights Law” at the Harvard Law School, Vermont Law School, John Marshall Law School, and in the Masters Program in Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.


Warning: The following sites may contain graphic & disturbing images.

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is an educational organization whose ultimate goal is the elimination of animal use in product testing, education and biomedical research

The Truth About Vivisection

Learn more about humane research alternatives, and how to take action against vivisection.

Vivisection on a Human Being (1874)

This article discusses the first known vivisection performed on a human being in 1874. The experiment was performed without the patient’s consent.