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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Animal Law Summer School

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The Animal Law Conference

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Responds to Death of Kasatka the Orca

August 16, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is saddened to learn that Kasatka, yet another orca who has been suffering for years in captivity at SeaWorld has died. Read More »

Animal Coalition Pledges to Appeal Dismissal of USDA Animal Welfare Blackout Lawsuit

August 15, 2017
The lawsuit charges that the USDA’s removal of tens of thousands of animal welfare records violates both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Read More »
Top 10 Weirdest Animal Laws

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Laws on the Books

August 15, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund shares the most unusual laws about animals from around the country. Read More »

Making Connections at the 2017 Animal Rights National Conference (and Beyond!)

August 14, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted an Animal Law Networking Reception at the 2017 Animal Rights National Conference in Alexandria, Virginia, August 3-6. Read More »

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