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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Support the Animal Welfare and Violence Intervention Act of 2018

May 16, 2018
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is working with California State Senator Scott Wilk to address the link between animal cruelty and violence Read More »
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6 Ways for New Graduates to Stay Involved in Animal Law

May 4, 2018
Congratulations to law students graduating this semester! As you begin your career, you may be wondering how you can remain involved in the field of animal law. Read More »
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Animals Are So Much More Than Property

May 2, 2018
Most Americans consider animals to be members of their family—and even best friends. Join our “I Am Not Property” campaign! Read More »

Animal Legal Defense Fund Announces Resolution of Lawsuit Against Barkworks for Selling Sick “Puppy Mill” Puppies

May 1, 2018
Barkworks has closed four of the stores, and its remaining two stores will likely close by January 1, 2019, when California's law banning the sale of dogs from commercial breeders comes into effect. Read More »

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