External Resources

The resources below are not affiliated with the Brooks Institute; however, they may allow you to learn more on a particular topic or suit a specific need that the Brooks Institute does not cover. To peruse books, videos, and podcasts see Suggested Reading & Media.

Animal Law

Legal Advocacy Organization

  • Animal Defense Partnership Provides free legal services to nonprofits that advocate for animals and plant-based diet change
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund The legal voice for all animals
  • Animal Outlook Challenging animal agribusiness through undercover investigations, legal advocacy, corporate and food system reform, and disseminating information about the many harms of animal agriculture, empowering everyone to choose vegan
  • Animal Partisan Ending the suffering of animals in slaughterhouses, farms, and laboratories by discovering, exposing, and challenging unlawful conduct in all its forms
  • Nonhuman Rights Project Dedicated solely to securing rights for nonhuman animals
  • Legal Impact for Chickens Focusing on civil litigation as a way to improve animal welfare
  • Mercy for Animals Ending industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system
  • Voiceless - Animal Law Education Educate and inspire the next generation of legal changemakers

Scholarly Resources


Model Animal Protection Laws, via:

Grants & Organizational Support

  • Animal Charity Evaluators Movement Grants Dedicated to building and strengthening the global animal advocacy movement through grants
  • Animal Funding Atlas Using technology to increase collaboration and transparency for animal-related funding
  • Animal Grantmakers Resources for Grantseekers
  • HSUS Explore grant opportunities for municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations
  • Maddie’s Fund Your one-stop shop for applying for grants and submitting your reports
  • Phauna funds and seeds ambitious animal rights organizations and individuals working to end human exploitation of other species.
  • Stray Dog Institute Provides funding, strategic research, and opportunities for collaboration to build a compassionate world for people, animals, and the environment.
  • Thrive Philanthropy Offers various grant opportunities for initiatives that aim to eliminate industrial animal agriculture, create just, plant-based food systems, reduce animal consumption, and for vegan advocacy


Other resources

Companion Animal Support