Features

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.

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Throughout human history, man’s best friends have been the dogs living alongside us, walking among us, and protecting us at all times. Perhaps that is why dogfighting seems a particularly heinous act of human cruelty—a betrayal of the deepest kind: love.

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Announcing our first ever Animal Bill of Rights Week! We have actions planned for each day of the week to promote establishing a set of basic legal rights for all …

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Coyotes, mountain lions, bears, endangered condors and bald eagles, and many other species of native wildlife are being slaughtered indiscriminately by a rogue federal killing agency known as Wildlife Services.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed the nation’s first lawsuit against ag gag legislation, taking Utah to court for infringing on the free speech rights of activists, investigators, and journalists by criminalizing undercover investigations at factory farms.

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We're looking for the best pictures of rescued animals to feature on our 2013 holiday card, so if you win, your rescued friend could become a star at thousands of firesides this December!

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Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, films, and more! ALDF’s Animal Book Club is a one-stop shop for your animal-loving reading needs.

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Lolita was one of seven orcas kidnapped in the notorious 1970 Penn Cove round up in Puget Sound, Washington. She is now confined to the smallest orca tank in North America, despite violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

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From the stench of fuel to the drone of diesel engines and the isolation of his roadside prison, Tony, a 12 year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, has endured more than a decade of misery at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.

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Love animals? Ever wish you went to law school? Now you can learn all about animal law, without the whopping student loans! With 30 Second Animal Law, ALDF attorneys and animal law experts will answer your questions… in 30 seconds or less!

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There was a lot buzz this summer about California’s ban on the production and sale of foie gras. Yet, on the other side of the country, young ducks continue to be force-fed by producers like New York’s Hudson Valley Foie Gras (HVFG).

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The U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs a year. Cartons labeled by phrases like "cage-free," "free-range," and "pastured," adorn egg packages in most markets. But what do these phrases mean? The vast majority of egg-laying hens live lives of extreme deprivation and cruelty.

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What makes a warrior fight insurmountable opponents with courage and heart? Aaron Simpson is one such warrior.

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Meet Kim McCoy, Executive Director of the One World One Ocean Foundation, and former quartermaster and International Executive Director of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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At the 2012 Animal Law Conference, Dr. Maya Gupta spoke on the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. ALDF followed up with this interview to get more details.

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In the largest California farmed animal rescue in history the Turlock, California-based company A & L Poultry abandoned 50,000 hens without food or water and left them to die. In response, ALDF filed an extreme neglect complaint with the Stanislaus County Superior Court.

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Stop backyard slaughter where you live, take action today!

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You’re almost a senior in high school, or just starting college, and you think you might want to spend your life helping animals? Animal law may be for you!

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ALDF Staff Writer Jennifer Molidor interviewed with Will Potter. Will is author of Green is the New Red, a thrilling memoir that contextualizes the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

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ALDF filed a class-action lawsuit against California egg producers Judy’s Family Farm Organic Eggs, owned by Petaluma Egg Farm, for false advertising.

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