RESOURCES: Legal Adviser

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Science  14 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5609, pp. 989
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5609.989b

An ecologist collecting rattlesnakes and an immunologist studying lab rats need to know the laws that cover their work. This new site from Michigan State University's law school provides a good rundown of federal and state statutes that govern care of captive animals, collection of specimens, and protection of endangered species. Learn about laws such as the recently passed Chimpanzee Sanctuary Act, which allows hard-working research chimps to retire, or read up on important cases and international agreements, such as the CITES treaty that regulates plant and animal commerce.

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