The evolution of animal rights legislation, anti-cruelty statutes, the Federal Animal Welfare Act, and the Endangered Species Act are examined in this volume. The legal rights afforded animals in particular situations are also explored, as well as the history of the animal rights movement. A directory, appendix, and glossary are included. The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.