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 Advocates Announce Intent to Sue Maryland Roadside Zoo for Violating Endangered Species Act and State Animal Cruelty Law

April 24, 2018
The notice letter offers to assist with the relocation of the animals to sanctuaries but cautions that the Animal Legal Defense Fund will file the lawsuit if illegal conditions persist. Read More »

End the Cycle of Abuse – Speak out in Support of the Animal Welfare and Violence Intervention Act

April 17, 2018
In California, fines, limited jail time, probation, and forced animal surrender are about the only options for animal abusers. Read More »
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San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Ban Fur

April 17, 2018
San Francisco has become the third and largest city in the nation to prohibit the sale and manufacture of products containing animal fur. Read More »
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Canadian SALDF Chapters Challenge Quebec Rodeos

April 12, 2018
The University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Law and University of Montréal Faculty of Law SALDF chapters are working together to put an end to the cruel rodeo industry in the province of Quebec, Canada. Read More »

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