Research and Reports
Model Animal Protection Laws Collection
ALDF's Model Animal Protection Laws include definitions of terms, general prohibitions, defenses, pre- and post-conviction provisions, and other provisions.
U.S. Jurisdictions With and Without Felony Animal Cruelty Provisions
A current list of U.S. jurisdictions with and without felony animal cruelty provisions.
Solutions to Long-Term Cases in States Without Pre-Conviction Forfeiture Provision
Pre-conviction forfeiture is important so that the animal victims do not waste away in cages indefinitely but are instead allowed to be placed into loving homes.
Confronting Animal Neglect - An ALDF Report on Current Law and Future Possibilities
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has issued an all-new report reviewing the status of the laws of each state in the country by chronicling both their statutes and caselaw as they relate to animal neglect.
2012 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings™
This study by the Animal Legal Defense Fund underscores the often-considerable differences that exist between the animal protection laws of the provinces and territories.