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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America's Top Ten Animal Defenders Stand Up For The Voiceless

February 21, 2018
We've chosen the top prosecutors, law enforcement officials, lawmakers and others who champion the cause of animal crime victims honored during National Justice for Animals Week. Read More »

Iowa: Protect Egg-laying Hens in Iowa

February 20, 2018
A dangerous bill in the Iowa legislature would force grocery stores to sell eggs from hens kept in battery cages. Read More »

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 »
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