Governor Pat Quinn to Receive Award Celebrating Illinois’ Best-in-the-Nation Animal Protection Laws

Posted on September 28, 2010

ALDF Honoring the State for Its Progressive Legislation at Chicago Reception

DogIllinois Governor Pat Quinn will join animal advocates and leaders from the Animal Legal Defense Fund in Chicago on October 7 to accept an award recognizing his state for having the most progressive animal protection laws in the country for three years running. Governor Quinn will speak about why Illinois takes pride in having the toughest animal protection laws in the nation as he is honored by ALDF at Chicago’s Elysian Hotel.

Why are Illinois anti-cruelty laws something to wag about? Following a detailed comparative analysis of the animal protection laws of each state in the country, ALDF has released a report ranking all fifty states for the general comprehensiveness and relative strength of their respective animal protection laws–and Illinois scored highest for its laws defending animals.  

Joining the governor and the ALDF executive staff for the vegan cocktail reception will be representatives from top law firms, members of the local animal protection community, leaders from Deloitte and Harris Bank, and animal law scholars from the University of Chicago, John Marshall, and Northwestern Schools of Law.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and the awards presentation with Governor Quinn and other key leaders from Illinois begin at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the Faulkner Room at the Elysian Hotel, 11 East Walton Street, Chicago. Limited space is still available–please join ALDF and Illinois’ Governor Quinn to celebrate this great achievement and to help raise funds for ALDF’s crucial work to win the case against cruelty! For more information and to RSVP, contact our event specialist, Liberty Mulkani, at

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