Save the Date for National Justice for Animals Week!

Posted by Kelly Levenda, Staff Attorney on January 7, 2015

Mark your calendars! February 22-28, 2015 is the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s seventh annual National Justice for Animals Week (NJAW). NJAW is a yearly event dedicated to raising public awareness nationwide about criminal animal abuse, including how to report it, and how to work within your community to create stronger laws and ensure tough enforcement.

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How can Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters get involved? SALDF chapters are encouraged to host events to raise awareness about criminal justice issues in animal law.

Suggested Events & Projects

  • Table during lunch or class breaks (ALDF can provide free materials).
  • Hold a film screening.
  • Email or call your representative about pending local, state, or federal legislation. Check city and state government websites for current legislation, or contact us to see if there is pending legislation in your area.
  • Organize an ALDF Benefit Day by contacting a local vegan/vegetarian restaurant or animal-friendly business to see if they would donate a percentage of their total daily sales to ALDF to help us win the case against cruelty.
  • Host a guest speaker.
  • Find more project ideas here.

Suggested Speaker Topics

Your SALDF chapter can apply for a project grant to support your event. You can also receive a grant for a SALDF banner to use during NJAW and other chapter events. If your chapter is interested in getting involved and receiving promotional materials, please contact Student Programs Coordinator Nicole Pallotta at npallotta@aldf.org.


5 thoughts on “Save the Date for National Justice for Animals Week!

  1. June Stewart says:

    can you tell me if there’s a SALDF chapter in the Berkshires. If there is none, how does one go about establishing one? Is this for college or high school students? I’d very much like to be involved as adviser to the students at any level. Thanks

    1. Sarah, ALDF Bd. Chair says:

      Hi June,
      Thank you for your suggestion about reaching out in western MA. Maybe you, me, Lorna (and others) can discuss ways to introduce college and high school students to animal law issues and in particular, current anti-cruelty prosecution efforts and ALDF litigation & legislation efforts. Certainly, you and Lorna are LINKS experts they should hear from. Best regards, Sarah

  2. shelly mclellan says:

    I would like to get your news letters. Im in canada and the factory farms up here are not being monitored the officials who are suppose to be watching for abuse are turning a blind eye and looking the other way and our government and ministry are doing the same
    there is a lot of abuse up here marine land is a prime example it went on for years even though animal groups brought to our governments attention.

  3. jasmine carignan says:

    I was wondering about opportunities in Massachusetts I saw this message and was wondering what you guys had further discussed.

    Jasmine

    Hi June,
    Thank you for your suggestion about reaching out in western MA. Maybe you, me, Lorna (and others) can discuss ways to introduce college and high school students to animal law issues and in particular, current anti-cruelty prosecution efforts and ALDF litigation & legislation efforts. Certainly, you and Lorna are LINKS experts they should hear from. Best regards, Sarah

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