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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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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Animal Law Summer School

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The Animal Law Conference

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Nationwide Racketeering Class Action Lawsuit Against Petland

July 26, 2017
The lawsuit alleges the national pet store chain engaged in a fraudulent scheme to sell sick “puppy mill” puppies to consumers at premium prices based on fraudulent health guarantees. Read More »

Animal Protection Coalition Opposes Ringling’s Bid to Export Endangered, Protected Big Cats

July 20, 2017
Comments Submitted to USFWS Demonstrate Export Would Harm Big Cats Read More »

Don’t Let Ringling Export Big Cats for Further Exploitation

July 18, 2017
You have the right to comment on the permit application. The 30-day comment window is now open. Read over our guidelines and register your formal comment. Read More »

Animal Legal Defense Fund Puts Wisconsin Hunting Statute in the Cross Hairs

July 17, 2017
A recently amended Wisconsin statute unconstitutionally restricts free speech and violates the First Amendment. Read More »
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