Please Wait a Moment

Articles & Resources


Browse the material on the website of Michigan State University’s Animal Legal & Historical Center to learn more about animal law issues.

Organizations and Publications

•    Animal Protection of New Mexico                     
•    Animal Protection Voters
•    Wild Friends
•    PETroglyphs
•    New Mexico Animal Resource Guide


The Animal Law Section is a frequent publisher of the State Bar of New Mexico Bar Bulletin insert, the New Mexico Lawyer. Use the links below to view the full issue.

Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental
Section and Animal Law Section 

New Mexico Lawyer, October 22, Vol. 15, No. 3   
Red in Tooth & Claw: Issues in Animal Law
New Mexico Lawyer, May 2016, Vol. 11, No. 2  
Wildlife Law
     New Mexico Lawyer, Nov. 2013, Vol. 8, No. 4     
The Emerging Field of Animal Law
     New Mexico Lawyer, Aug. 2012, Vol. 7, No. 3   


Articles published online:
• Lobos and Litigation: Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction by Peter M. Ossorio
• Protecting Wildlife from Governmental Agencies by Samantha Ruscavage-Barz and Ashley Wilmes
• Wacky Wildlife Laws by Kelsy Rader

Meet Cassie the CASA Dog

Death and Disarray at America's Racetracks

COVID19 Related Literature

National Geographic Articles
To prevent the next pandemic, it’s the legal wildlife trade we should worry about
By Jonathan Kolby

New coronavirus can spread between humans—but it started in a wildlife market
By Nsikan Akpan

'Wet markets' likely launched the coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.
By Dina Fine Maron

What you need to know about your cats and coronavirus
By Rachale Bale