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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Animal Law—New Perspectives on Teaching Traditional Law

March 21, 2018
Our very own Joyce Tischler and Pamela Hart recently teamed up with Kathy Hessler and Sonia Waisman to co-author Animal Law—New Perspectives on Teaching Traditional Law. Read More »

Illinois Becomes Second State to Require Courts to Consider Wellbeing of Companion Animals in Custody Disputes

March 20, 2018
The emerging “best interests” standard, in contrast to a strict property analysis, regards companion animals more like children or other dependents than unfeeling objects. Read More »

Protect Wisconsin’s Animals from Sexual Abusers

March 19, 2018
A critical bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would strengthen penalties for people who sexually abuse animals is in trouble. Read More »
Trader Joe's eggs

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Trader Joe’s for Deceptive Egg Carton Labeling

March 15, 2018
The action seeks to stop Trader Joe’s from deceptively labeling its cage-free eggs and misleading consumers seeking eggs from hens raised in more natural conditions. Read More »

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