National Justice for Animals Week
February 19-25, 2012
February 19-25 marks the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s fourth annual National Justice for Animals Week. Join us on Facebook and ALDF’s blog for a week-long campaign to fight animal abuse and honor animal victims!
Animal victims of abuse cannot speak for themselves—so concerned citizens and our legal system must speak up for them. That’s why the Animal Legal Defense Fund has created National Justice for Animals Week—an annual event that is dedicated to raising public awareness nationwide about how to report animal abuse—and how to work within your community to create stronger laws and assure tough enforcement.
Take Action Each Day This Week!
Animals need your help every day of the week. Each day during National Justice for Animals Week, ALDF will post an action that you can take part in to bring us closer to real justice for animal victims. Join us on Facebook and ALDF’s blog to find out how you can participate in quick and effective actions each day this week!
Monday: Meet National Justice for Animals Week's mascot Teagan, a little German shepherd who endured a life of severe neglect and abuse before she was miraculously rescued. After you watch Teagan's video, share it with friends!
Tuesday: Don't just read the news -- make it! Let your own community members know how they can join the campaign to fight animal abuse with a clear, concise, letter to the editor. ALDF's website makes it easy! If your letter is published, share it with us, and we’ll send you an ALDF prize pack, including a reusable ALDF tote bag, bumper sticker, and other ALDF goodies!
Wednesday: Share your rescue story. Share with us an animal you would like to honor or remember on ALDF's Facebook page. Then show your support by “liking” your favorite rescue stories on Facebook.
Thursday: Help animals every day of the year! Become a Partner in Protection by making a monthly donation to the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Friday: A better world for animals is a click away! Join the hundreds of thousands across the nation who have already taken action online to support critical ALDF campaigns, which are strategically designed to have the maximum impact for animals.
Meet America's Top Ten Animal Defenders
Without strong enforcement, even the best written laws are powerless to protect animals. We are proud to announce America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders—the honorees and sponsors of National Justice for Animals Week 2012.
Honoring Animal Victims: Landmarks in Legislation
Some of the most important legislative landmarks in the movement for criminal justice for animals were born from the tragic stories of real animal victims of crimes. Download this PDF to see how legislators have fought for increased protection for animals while honoring animal victims.
Resources for Fighting Animal Abuse
Fighting Animal Abuse: A Resource Guide for Activists and Communities (PDF)
Download ALDF’s manual designed to help you get active for abused animals in your own community - from how to help a neighbor’s neglected animal to how to work effectively with your legislators to effect real legal change for animals.
Advocating for Animals
Find the tools you need to effectively communicate with law enforcement and legislators about animal issues that are important to you.
What you can do when you witness animal cruelty
It can be disturbing and heartbreaking to witness an act of animal cruelty. Whether it be an acute act of violence or chronic neglect, find out what you can do.