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Ringling to Phase Out Circus Elephants!

March 5, 2015
On March 5, 2015, we all woke up to historic news that may not have been believable had it not been reported on virtually every major news network across the United States: Ringling Bros. announced that it is finally eliminating the use of elephants from its circus by 2018. Read More »

SALDF Spotlight: California Chapters

March 4, 2015
On September 13 2014, California Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters came together to create the Second Annual California Symposium on Animal Law. Read More »

The Pro Bono Legal Team Who Helped Free Ricky the Bear

March 3, 2015
In February, the Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the news that a female black bear named Ricky had been released to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, after an ALDF lawsuit secured her freedom from a tiny concrete cage at a Pennsylvania ice-cream shop. Read More »

Commercialized Cruelty to Sled Dogs

March 2, 2015
Every March the Iditarod is held in Alaska, and is the most famous example of commercialized dogsledding. Read More »

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