It’s National Justice for Animals Week!

Posted by Ian Elwood, ALDF Online Editor on February 12, 2014

Every year in February the Animal Legal Defense Fund celebrates National Justice for Animals Week, and our first action is planned for this Monday, February 17! We couldn’t be more excited! We have actions planned for each day of the week, and we are kicking off the week of action with a special announcement by celebrity and animal lover, Charlotte Ross. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to see it!

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16 thoughts on “It’s National Justice for Animals Week!

  1. Unlicensed backyard breeders too!

  2. Brigitte Stern says:

    Over 53 million dogs in the U.S. (about 2/3 of the current pet population) are products of backyard breeders, the single greatest cause of the pet overpopulation crisis in our country.
    My mission is to expose breeders and puppy millers who exploiting animals for personal gain. Help us regulate & eliminate unethical backyard breeding,and STOP BREEDING AND USING DEFENSELESS ANIMALS ONLY FOR PROFIT!

  3. sheila squires says:

    we owe the animals our profoundest apologies. defenseless and unable to retaliate, they have suffered immense agonies under our domination that most of us have never witnessed or acknowledged. now, knowing better, we can act better, we can live better and give the animals, our children and ourselves true reason for hope and celebration. the question is not whether animals have souls…but do we?

    1. Tami says:

      Well said!! I totally agree!

    2. Maggie says:

      Well said, Sheila! Thank you! Do you know about The Million Pibble March on Wash. D. C. on May 3, 2014? Check out the website, please. Again, well written!

  4. Laurie Mahar says:

    I agree with all of the above. No puppy Mills or backyard breeders. One thing I do think that might help is registration of all animals. They must be fixed and shots up to date.This will cut back on animal population as well as health issues. The one thing would be is monatoring who has an unregistered animal.I would report it but not sure if others would.I do know it would cut down on some of the existing problems.

  5. Kim Barkett says:


  6. mike says:

    We need to have all states make animal cruelty
    and animal abuse a felony charge.Minimum 3-5 years penalty and minimum $1,000.fine.No matter what the charge…

  7. mikeh says:

    All states need to make animal abuse and cruelty a felony charge.With a minimum 5 yr. sentence and $1000. fine.No matter what the charge…

  8. Pamela Beck says:


    Many blessings to all who work to make animals’ lives better. We are their only voice. So I am using my voice to post this repeatedly, until it somehow falls into the hands of someone who has the authority and the courage to help us put an end to puppy and kitten mills. PUPPY MILLS ARE GLUTTING THE SYSTEM
    We will euthanize 10,000 pets today at our animal shelters and city Animal Care & Control facilities. We will euthanize 10,000 pets tomorrow too, and most every day. Unless our lawmakers enact regulations on the production of puppy and kitten mills, this pet overpopulation crisis is doomed to increase. This is costing our government millions of dollars, which are OUR TAX DOLLARS! And they are being spent to KILL PETS that the PUPPY MILLS ARE PRODUCING. What is wrong with this picture? The USDA has NEGLECTED to regulate this mill production, to the point that our country is about to explode with dead and suffering animals. Surely, our government must know that this has to stop! I will never understand how the USDA has any business having pets under the same regulations, (or the lack thereof), as poultry, slaughter hogs and beef cattle producers…WE DO NOT EAT DOGS AND CATS IN THIS COUNTRY, they are pets! Our government must stop allowing them to be mass produced like they were food animals! And the conditions that we accept as “USDA approved” for these animals to live in, consist of a lifetime of horrific neglect and deprivation! These pets don’t even go to slaughter when they are old enough and fattened up. They live their entire lives in a cage, often left out in all kinds of weather, with little or no veterinary care. The female’s’ life is spent carrying, nursing, or grieving her lost babies, until she is bred yet again. Then about twice a year, the male shares her cage until mating is complete. Then he is returned to languish in his own filthy cage until it is time to breed again. This only ends for them when they die, or become “no longer good for breeding” I don’t know what, if any regulation exists for their “disposal”. But the numbers of dead and decaying animal carcasses that are strewn throughout the property of far too many of these mills, speak volumes. Unfortunately, the financial influence of the Agriculture business has managed to supersede the horrific conditions of the animals, the pet overpopulation crisis, even the glutting of our own systems! IF YOU SHOP AT A PET STORE THAT SELLS PETS, YOU ARE SUPPORTING THIS HORRIFIC CRUELTY!
    WE THE PEOPLE, MUST RISE UP AND DEMAND THAT OUR GOVERNMENT ENACT LAWS TO END THIS INSANITY! I guarantee you, if the beef producers were churning out millions of pounds of beef in a year, and we only ate half of it, and the other half had to be “disposed of” at great expense to the government, you can bet the USDA would be slapping some major restrictions on beef production. So why don’t they see that we are euthanizing over four million pets a year, and the puppy and kitten mills are “producing” a majority of them? IS OUR GOVERNMENT REALLY SO “OWNED” BY THE PUPPY MILL/AG INDUSTRY, THAT THEY BETRAY THEIR CONSTITUENTS, WASTE OUR TAX DOLLARS AND GLUT THEIR OWN SYSTEM? We must find a way to rid our world of this horrific business of abuse and neglect! OUR GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION TODAY!

    1. Shell says:


    2. Maggie says:

      Pamela, do you have a blog or a website where I can follow a/o help with the cause. I feel the Dept. of AG needs an extreme overhaul yet that would not be fast enough. I think about how did it get so out of hand w/ the Ag Dept, it seems like no one paid attn to what they were doing, laws being passed after WWII (or sooner). You write well, keep it up! You have inspired me to take my awareness to the next level, appreciate it. Best Regards!

  9. I’ll be sharing ALDF’s daily actions for animals on Twitter and Facebook during National Justice for Animals Week and thank you for fighting the good fight.

  10. Shell says:

    BE THERE, OR BE SQUARE!!:-) :-) :-)

  11. florence Devito says:

    We also have to stop animal hospitals from holding peoples pets hostages for the owners ability to pay, Some were held even though they tried to make payment arrangements and still were refused this is abuse as well. Make more affordable animal care for low income people, seniors and the disabled.

  12. It’s way past due for the time for animals to have the treatment & respect due to them.

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