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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links

Animal Welfare Information Center- AWIC
Part of the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, AWIC was created by mandate of the 1985 Animal Welfare Act amendments.  A clearinghouse of information on the care and use of animals in commercial enterprises, with links to relevant state, federal and international legislation, AWIC publications, and related associations.

Altweb : Alternatives to Animal Testing
The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, in collaboration with various public and private funding organizations, developed this site in order to foster the development of scientifically acceptable alternatives to animal testing.  It includes links to laws, regulations, policies and guidelines pertaining to animal care and use and to educational resources for students from kindergarten through college.

American Anti-Vivisection Society
This Website from the oldest anti-vivisection society in the United States, advocates non-animal testing and research, and encourages non-animal alternatives for teaching.  Good listing of links.

Americans for Medical Progress
The AMP seeks to ensure that the public supports the vital role of animals in medical and scientific research. Through newspaper and magazine articles, broadcast debates and public education materials, this organization exposes the disinformation of the animal rights movement and advocates
humane, necessary, and valuable research involving animals.

Internet Law Library :  Animals, Legal Treatment of

PETA  (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and direct action. PETA focuses on animal treatment on factory farms, in laboratories, in the fur trade, and in the entertainment industry.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

Click on Animal experimentation in "Leading Issues" for links to articles on moral and ethical aspects of animal experimentation, animal models in research, animal rights, and the Animal Welfare Act.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of animal rights and animal welfare
Call number: Ref HV4708.E53 1998

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Animal experimentation

Animal industry

Animal rights

Animal rights movement

Animal welfare

Factory farms

Laboratory animals

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases -  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 6 sample searches below are from the
ProQuest database.  Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1.  (SUB (animal rights movement) )  [from Peer-Reviewed Journals]
    2.  (SUB (animal rights movement) and "Animal Welfare Act")
    3.  (SUB (laboratory animals))
    4.  (SUB (animal rights movement) and chickens or poultry)
    5.  (SUB (animal rights movement) and SUB (cruelty to animals))
    6.  (SUB (animals) and SUB (medical research))

Researched and evaluated by:
J. Sevilla-Marzona, Librarian 9/1998
last update: K. Bourgaize, Librarian 12/2009

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