Victory: Utah Ag-Gag Law Declared Unconstitutional

This is the second time a state Ag-Gag statute has been struck down as unconstitutional, both rulings the result of lawsuits led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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Justice for Bella

An act of animal cruelty ended in a dog’s death. Bella’s abuser was sentenced to only four months in jail for the crime. Bella, an 11-year-old Shepherd mix, deserved better.

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Florida Orca Protection Act

The Animal Legal Defense Fund and a coalition of animal protection, environmental, and marine conservation groups are fighting for legislation that would end orca captivity in the Florida.

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Take Action: Protect Louisiana’s Wild Horses

February 15, 2018
Please send a short message to key officials, including Louisiana legislators, and urge them to intervene on behalf of Fort Polk’s wild horses. Read More »

Switzerland Bans Practice of Boiling Lobsters Alive Without Stunning First

February 13, 2018
This groundbreaking law bans the common practice of dropping lobsters and other crustaceans into boiling water without stunning the animals first. Read More »

Defending California’s Horses

February 8, 2018
Wild horses who have lived in Devil's Garden Plateau in California's Modoc National Forest for over 140 years, have fallen under repeated attack. Read More »

UPDATE: USDA Records Blackout Litigation: Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Opening Brief Appealing the Dismissal of Lawsuit Against USDA

February 2, 2018
Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed its opening brief, appealing the dismissal of its lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) animal welfare report blackout. Read More »
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