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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Legal Professional Spotlight: The Pro Bono Legal Team Working on the Barkworks Lawsuit

December 13, 2017
Seven professionals from Skadden’s California offices compose the team working on the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s lawsuit against Barkworks. Read More »

The Case for Tougher Animal Cruelty Laws

December 8, 2017
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. Read More »

Animal Legal Defense Fund: 2017 Year in Review

December 7, 2017
The new year is almost here, and it’s time to take stock of all the legal advances we’ve made together for animals in 2017. Read More »

California Becomes First State to Ban Retail Sale of Companion Animals

December 7, 2017
Laws like California’s are part of a growing movement to combat large-scale commercial breeding facilities. Read More »
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