Justice the Horse is Suing His Abuser

This lawsuit could be the first to establish animals have a legal right to sue their abusers.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors in their fight against animal cruelty, supports animal protection legislation, and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the field of animal law.

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Court Rules Gray Wolves With Some Dog Genes are Protected by Endangered Species Act

Today the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota issued a critical ruling in favor of wolves’ legal protection — determining that gray wolves are not excluded from the Endangered Species Act even if they have some detectable dog genes.
June 14, 2019 Captive Animals

I think the public has made the decision that going and seeing the performance of orcas, that day has come and gone.”

Florida State Representative Jared Moskowitz

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No More Puppy Mills

Puppy mill operators maximize their profits by producing large numbers of puppies as quickly as possible. As a result, unsanitary conditions, disease, and neglect are rampant. Sign our pledge to boycott puppy mills. Together we can end cruel puppy mills.

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