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Typical animal protection laws cover general prohibitions, penalties, seizure of animals, veterinary reporting and law enforcement policies, explains the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Specific laws pertain to the use of ani... More »

One aspect of an animal welfare lawyer's job is to ensure that pets, livestock, wildlife and animals used in entertainment are free from cruelty and abuse. They also work with individuals and nonprofit agencies such as t... More »

Endangered animals must be saved to protect the balance of the ecosystem. When one species goes extinct, it greatly impacts the food chain. More »

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Statutory provisions expand on the subject matter of the statute, or law, to provide more information about who the law applies to, when it applies and what the penalties are for violating it. Some statutes direct a citi... More »

Ethics and law differ in that ethics are social guidelines based on moral principles and values while laws are rules and regulations that have specific penalties and consequences when violated. Ethics do not have punishm... More »