Cases & Campaigns

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is hard at work pushing the boundaries of the law to help ensure the lives and interests of animals everywhere are protected–from assisting with small town cruelty cases to filing suit against the federal government. We may be the only lawyers on Earth whose clients are all innocent.

Some issues require space to adequately explain. Our features go in-depth to expose injustices against animals, and provide valuable information for attorneys, judges, and non-legal experts alike.

ALDF’s latest news about precedent-setting cases we're working on, state and federal legislation we've helped pass, reports we've published, and animals we've rescued.

Every day, ALDF attorneys work to keep animal abusers off the streets and prevent them from ever harming another victim. Letters, emails, and phone calls from concerned members of the public often make the crucial difference for animals in cases of criminal animal cruelty and proposed legislation. Action Alerts provide urgent updates on cruelty cases and legislation around the country, and what you can do to help win justice for animals.

Sign on your support for our work to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Add your name to the thousands already supporting ALDF's …

Someday soon, U.S. courts will finally accept the evidence of science and common sense - and admit that animals are sentient individuals deserving of true, legal protection. Until then, ALDF continues to fight each day, winning the case against cruelty.

These timelines give an overview of important milestones relating to the Animal Legal Defense Fund's cases and campaigns.

Since the very beginning, cutting-edge lawsuits have been at the heart of ALDF’s work to protect the lives of animals. ALDF has been at the forefront for more than three …

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