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How can we best protect wild animals in light of urban expansion and population growth? by Jonathan Morris

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Inhumane Pennsylvania Roadside Zoo Shut Down

Animals rescued and taken to sanctuary.

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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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Alaska Legislature Becomes First to Require Consideration of Animals’ Interests in Custody Cases

January 20, 2017
With the adoption of an amendment to its divorce law, Alaska has become the first state to empower judges to take into account the “well-being of the animal” in custody disputes involving nonhuman family members. Read More »
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2016 Highlights

January 19, 2017
In 2016, three cases in particular highlight the importance and the broad range of our continuous work on behalf of animals. Read More »
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Coalition Calls for a Moratorium on Federal Loans for Chicken CAFOs in Arkansas Pending Careful Environmental Review

January 18, 2017
Community, Environmental and Animal Protection Coalition Exposes Federal Government’s Failure to Follow Regulations. Read More »
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Why I applied to law school instead of veterinary school

January 17, 2017
During the first week of December, Animal Legal Defense Fund founder Joyce Tischler presented the History of Animal Law at Harvard Law School. I heard Joyce give a similar talk eight years ago at the University of Chicago Law School, and it was a turning point for me. Read More »
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