National Justice for Animals Week Fights Abuse, Honors Victims

Posted by Lisa Franzetta, ALDF's Director of Communications on March 2, 2009

Thank you so much to all of the Animal Legal Defense Fund supporters who made our first-ever National Justice for animals such a tremendous success!

We’ve got thousands of new signatures to ALDF’s Animal Bill of Rights and new fans of our Animal Bill of Rights cause on Facebook. Thousands more watched and shared our video of National Justice for Animals Week mascot Adam, a California kitten who survived a vicious attack to inspire animal advocates around the world. Meanwhile, USA Today spoke with ALDF about the boom in legislation aimed at protecting animals.

By providing Americans with the tools necessary to report animal abuse and to demand tough laws and protections for animals, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is helping concerned citizens fight animal abuse and honor animal victims.  And people are using these resources to take action for animals. Hundreds sent letters to the editor in response to ALDF’s daily action item, showing people how to use ALDF’s letter to the editor action center on  Check out the letter from ALDF supporter Katie Worth that was published the very next day in California’s Gilroy Dispatch.

We’ve already begun receiving submissions for nominees for next year’s National Justice for Animal Week honorees. Email your nomination to with “National Justice for Animals Week nomination” in the subject line.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s work for animals happens every week of the year. Until next year’s National Justice for Animals Week, stay-up-to-date on critical action items for animals and all of our breaking news by signing up for ALDF email updates. Thank you for helping us fight animal abuse and honor animal victims.