Lawsuit Aims to Put an End to Coyote Killing Contest

Complaint Alleges the Contest is a Public Nuisance and Constitutes Illegal Gambling

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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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New Mega Dairy is an Environmental Catastrophe for Oregon Residents

June 27, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, in conjunction with other local and national groups, challenged the state of Oregon’s approval of a water-pollution permit for Lost Valley Farm, a mega dairy. Read More »

HIMP: Inherently Cruel for Pigs

June 26, 2017
Millions of pigs will suffer under an expanded program that allows slaughterhouses to radically increase the speed with which pigs are slaughtered while at the same time decreasing oversight by largely putting the slaughterhouses in charge of policing themselves. Read More »

Victory in NYC: No more animal exploitation in the circus

June 21, 2017
New York City has joined the growing list of cities that say “NO” to animal exploitation by passing Intro. 1233, a bill banning the use of wild animals in entertainment. Read More »

Unique Connecticut Law Allows Court-Appointed Advocates to Represent Animals

June 21, 2017
Connecticut has become the first state to allow legal advocates to testify on behalf of animal victims in cruelty and neglect cases. Read More »
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