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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26th Annual Animal Law Conference

This October, join fellow animal advocates for the 26th Annual Animal Law Conference, the country's premiere conference on animal law. Get tickets today!

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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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Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues SUNY College of Optometry over Invasive Experiments on Kittens and Young Cats

June 21, 2018
Young cats and kittens between the ages of 4 and 12 months are anesthetized and then surgically dissected in procedures that last hours and possibly days. Read More »

2018 New Voices in Animal Law Writing Contest: Laurel Tallent

June 8, 2018

Laurel Tallent, 3L at Florida State University College of Law, is the winner of our second New Voices in Animal Law Writing Contest! Laurel Tallent grew up an avid animal…

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Queens County Animal Hoarder Convicted of 108 Counts of Animal Cruelty

June 7, 2018
Thanks to the diligent efforts of Assistant District Attorney Nicoletta J. Caferri and ALDF Senior Staff Attorney Diane Balkin, in March 2018, the woman was found guilty of 108 counts of animal cruelty. Read More »

An Evening with the Animal Legal Defense Fund – New York City

June 1, 2018
On Thursday, May 31, the Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted “An Evening with the Animal Legal Defense Fund” in New York City. Read More »

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