Lawsuit Aims to Put an End to Coyote Killing Contest

Complaint Alleges the Contest is a Public Nuisance and Constitutes Illegal Gambling

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Register for free 60-minute online classes covering puppy mills, captive wild animals, and factory farming.

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The Animal Law Conference

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Barbour County Sued for Violating State Law

Alabama state law requires the county operate an animal shelter

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Victory in NYC: No more animal exploitation in the circus

June 21, 2017
New York City has joined the growing list of cities that say “NO” to animal exploitation by passing Intro. 1233, a bill banning the use of wild animals in entertainment. Read More »

Unique Connecticut Law Allows Court-Appointed Advocates to Represent Animals

June 21, 2017
Connecticut has become the first state to allow legal advocates to testify on behalf of animal victims in cruelty and neglect cases. Read More »

Where Are They Now? Peter Brandt

June 20, 2017
In this continuing series of updates on former Student Animal Legal Defense Fund members, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is proud to spotlight graduates protecting animals through the legal system. Read More »

Animal Legal Defense Fund Urges Washington Supreme Court to Recognize Human Bond with Companion Animals

June 19, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the case of a Washington man who has sued for emotional distress damages after a veterinarian botched his dog Kaisa’s euthanasia Read More »

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