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How can we best protect wild animals in light of urban expansion and population growth? by Jonathan Morris

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Inhumane Pennsylvania Roadside Zoo Shut Down

Animals rescued and taken to sanctuary.

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Barbour County Sued for Violating State Law

Alabama state law requires the county operate an animal shelter

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Defend the Endangered Species Act

January 23, 2017
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. Read More »
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Animals in Film: Capitalizing on Suffering

January 23, 2017
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. Read More »
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Alaska Legislature Becomes First to Require Consideration of Animals’ Interests in Custody Cases

January 20, 2017
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. Read More »
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2016 Highlights

January 19, 2017
In 2016, three cases in particular highlight the importance and the broad range of our continuous work on behalf of animals. Read More »
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