Petting Pigs & Brushing Bellies

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on April 23, 2008

SALDF member Donna at RootervilleMending fences and scratching pig bellies were just a couple of the activities University of Florida law students participated in at Rooterville, a pot-bellied pig sanctuary in Florida.

Members of the University of Florida’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapter recently took part in a large-scale volunteer event at Rooterville where they spent the day working with others from different organizations and colleges doing facility maintenance, assisting with inoculations, and the favorite chore of the students and the pigs, petting and brushing.

As a part of ALDF’s Animal Law Program, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters share ALDF’s mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Currently, there are 119 SALDF chapters at accredited law schools throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Read on for more inspiring stories about how the University of Florida’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter and other SALDF chapters across the country are making the world a better place for animals.