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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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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Responds to Ringling Bros. Announcement to Close

January 15, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is celebrating the announcement that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will shut down forever this May. Read More »

Animal Law at the 111th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting

January 12, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund attended the 111th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Jan. 4-7, 2016. Read More »

Reward of $5,000 Offered in Case of Pit Bulls Found Dead in Lucerne Valley

January 11, 2017
Incentive offered to spark new leads and encourage witnesses to come forward. Read More »

False Egg Labeling Case Against Handsome Brook Farm Can Proceed, Court Rules

January 11, 2017
D.C. Superior Court Denies Handsome Brook’s Motion to Dismiss, Finding Suit Adequately Alleges Company’s False “Pasture-Raised” Claims. Read More »

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