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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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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The Animal Law Conference

Join us for the 25th Annual Animal Law Conference!

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds State’s Right to Protect Ducks from Cruelty of Foie Gras

September 15, 2017
In a monumental victory for ducks, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals revived the state’s landmark law banning the sale of foie gras. Read More »

The Border Wall: Disastrous for Wildlife

September 14, 2017
The federal government wants to replace the San Diego border wall with a staggering 30-foot wall, threatening the lives of animals living in habitats that transverse the U.S.-Mexico border. Read More »

Dalhousie SALDF Advocates for Legal Personhood for Animals

September 14, 2017
The Dalhousie University Schulich School of SALDF chapter, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, hosted a free public screening of the film Unlocking the Cage and a panel discussion on legal personhood for animals. Read More »

Animal Legal Defense Fund Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit Against USDA Over Blackout of Animal Welfare Records

September 13, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund appealed a court’s recent decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the USDA for removing tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the agency’s website. Read More »
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