Victory: Utah Ag-Gag Law Declared Unconstitutional

This is the second time a state Ag-Gag statute has been struck down as unconstitutional, both rulings the result of lawsuits led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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Justice for Bella

An act of animal cruelty ended in a dog’s death. Bella’s abuser was sentenced to only four months in jail for the crime. Bella, an 11-year-old Shepherd mix, deserved better.

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Florida Orca Protection Act

The Animal Legal Defense Fund and a coalition of animal protection, environmental, and marine conservation groups are fighting for legislation that would end orca captivity in the Florida.

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Fins or Fur — How the Law Differs

January 22, 2018
These charges leave no doubt that the mistreatment of an aquatic animal can be taken seriously — while also raising important questions concerning these creatures' treatment under the law. Read More »

Best And Worst States For Animal Protection Laws, 2017 Report Released

January 18, 2018
Illinois holds on to first place, Kentucky bottoms out for eleventh year in a row.  Read More »

URGENT: Tell the USDA to Provide Basic Protections for Farmed Animals

January 12, 2018
We have to act now – the USDA is only accepting comments through January 17. Read More »
Stephen Wells and local animal advocates

Furthering the Field of Animal Law at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

January 10, 2018
We headed to sunny San Diego to hold our 11th Annual Animal Law Reception during the AALS Annual Meeting on January 5. Read More »
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