A bill in Arkansas that would endanger animals is very close to becoming law. We need your help to show Governor Hutchinson that his constituents and other Americans oppose Ag-Gag…
No matter how horrendously they are treated, it is rare for criminal cruelty charges to be brought in cases involving animals who are considered “food.”
We need your help to stop a proposed new Ag-Gag bill.
Alaska’s wildlife is under attack and we need you to be their voice.
Standing for Government Transparency and Animal Protection
San Francisco has become the latest jurisdiction to outlaw the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in retail stores.
We need your help to defeat a dangerous new bill in the U.S. Senate.
In a victory for due process in dog bite cases, a Florida law passed last year allows guardians of dogs accused of causing serious injury to a person to mount a defense on behalf of the animal to save that animal’s life.
The United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a civil suit involving the fatal shooting of two family dogs by police officers.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund intends to sue to compel the USDA to stop hiding this information.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund needs California residents' help to end the cruel exhibition of pregnant and nursing pigs in farrowing crates at the California State Fair.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s campaign to defeat Ag-Gag laws is supported by constitutional law scholars at the top of their field.
Marylanders should urge their legislators cosponsor bills HB 211 and SB 268 and ban cownose ray killing contests in Maryland once and for all.
On Dec. 14, 2016, a federal judge granted summary judgment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a lawsuit brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Compassion Over Killing, Farm Sanctuary, the Animal Protection and Rescue League and three individuals to compel the agency to declare foie gras a diseased product unsuitable for human consumption, thereby removing it from the food supply.
Logan's Law allows Michigan animal shelters to deny adoptions under certain circumstances and to consider prior criminal history before adoption.
On Dec. 19, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a civil suit involving the fatal shooting of two family dogs by police officers who were executing a search warrant for drug-related activity in 2013.
Our mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system, as well as the very survival of entire animal species, depends on the continued strength of the ESA.
The film A Dog’s Purpose has come under scrutiny after a video surfaced this week showing a distressed German shepherd being forced into churning water meant to simulate rapids on the set of the film.
With the adoption of an amendment to its divorce law, Alaska has become the first state to empower judges to take into account the “well-being of the animal” in custody disputes involving nonhuman family members.
In 2016, three cases in particular highlight the importance and the broad range of our continuous work on behalf of animals.
During the first week of December, Animal Legal Defense Fund founder Joyce Tischler presented the History of Animal Law at Harvard Law School. I heard Joyce give a similar talk eight years ago at the University of Chicago Law School, and it was a turning point for me.
All tigers are classified as endangered species. They need meaningful conservation, not exploitation for entertainment.