Make 2012 Another Extraordinary Year for Animals!Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on December 30, 2011
You helped make incredible strides for animals this year!
I think back on this year and how, with your help, ALDF has been able to fight for animals:
- Last month, ALDF won its lawsuit to free Tony, a Siberian-Bengal tiger who has been confined as a roadside exhibit for over a decade at a Louisiana truck stop.
- In September, ALDF filed a class action lawsuit against Barkworks, a Southern California pet store chain, for repeatedly engaging in fraud and false advertising in an effort to conceal from customers that they source their puppies from abusive puppy mills.
- In May, ALDF exposed the cruel practice of “penning,” where wild foxes and coyotes are trapped so that packs of hunting dogs can be set loose on them, often mauling them to death. Our lawsuit in Indiana challenges the state’s decision to waive permit requirements for a controversial Greene County penning facility.
This is just a small sample of what we’ve been able to achieve in 2011 thanks to your support. Yet, even as we celebrate these successes, we find ourselves, at this time of year, reflecting on what more we can do on behalf of animals.
2012 will bring even more challenges, making it that much more important for us to begin the New Year in a position of strength. That’s why I hope that in this season of giving, you will make a generous contribution to the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Wishing you much happiness in the New Year!