Tag: Animal Cruelty

The Use of Animals in Research: Is There Any End in Sight?

April 8, 2013

Recently, I went to Brussels, Belgium to moderate a panel at the European Parliament. The panel was titled, "Worldwide Implementation of the 3Rs in Regulatory Toxicology: What are the Leadership…

Animal Welfare at the WTO: EC-Seal Products

April 5, 2013

The European Union (EU) banned commercial trade in seal products in 2009, in response to overwhelming European public opinion that seal hunting is cruel and unnecessary. Canada and Norway have…

Empathy: A Reflection on Foie Gras

April 3, 2013

Several months ago, I developed a terrible pain in my stomach that wouldn’t go away. Not being fond of doctors, I ignored it as long as I possibly could. The…

Animal Legal Defense Fund Serves Up Lawsuit Against California Restaurant for Illegal Foie Gras

March 14, 2013

Undercover Investigation Exposes Napa’s La Toque Restaurant for Flagrant Violation of Foie Gras Ban For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFMegan Backus, ALDF NAPA, Calif. — Today, the national nonprofit Animal…

Cruelty to Alaska’s Sled Dogs in the Iditarod

February 25, 2013

For "sled dogs," animal cruelty has become a corporate-sponsored industry. Beginning on March 2, 2013 Alaska will hold the annual "Iditarod"–in which teams of dogs are forced to pull a…

Are the Oscars Celebrating Animal Cruelty?

February 23, 2013

(Photo by Ebb and Flow Photography) Everyone is excited for the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday. The gala event is often enjoyed by even the crankiest of critics, for the…

New “ALDF Crime Tips” App Reports Animal Abuse with the Click of a Button

February 20, 2013

Animal Legal Defense Fund’s All-New App Gives Smartphone Users an Easy Tool to Protect Animals For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFMegan Backus, ALDF SAN FRANCISCO — Despite the thousands of…

Sunny’s Rescue Story

February 18, 2013

Sunny is a sweet dog who was rescued from a serial dog abuser. Celebrate National Justice for Animals Week with ALDF by sharing Sunny’s happy ending. Watch the video and…

Animal Advocates Act in Hopes of Catching Dog-Killer

January 18, 2013

For immediate release Contact: Lisa Franzetta, ALDF Megan Backus, ALDF Hebron, INDIANA — This Sunday, the national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and In Defense of Animals (IDA) are…

First-Ever Lawsuit Under California Cruelty Law Filed Against Animal Research Lab in Santa Cruz

January 17, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFMegan Backus, ALDF SANTA CRUZ — Today the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a complaint on behalf of Stop Animal Exploitation Now…

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Dolphin Killers

November 19, 2012
ALDF is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who brutally slaughtered and mutilated dolphins off the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Hudson Valley Foie Gras

November 13, 2012
Lawsuit Targets New York Foie Gras Producer’s False “Humane” Advertising Claims

Good News For Indiana’s Turtles: State Says No More Snapperfest

August 2, 2012
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources states that live turtles will not be used in campground festivities, following year of investigation and legal legwork by animal advocates.

APHIS Rule Closing “Online Sale” Loophole for Pet Breeders is a Great Start, But Agency Should Go Further

July 30, 2012

Authorities in North Carolina saved 150 puppy mill dogs crammed in squalid, waste-covered conditions in a February 7, 2012 raid. One witness described the scene as “heartbreaking.” The owners–who sold…

Foie Gras Green Eggs and Ham?

July 12, 2012

Free foie gras, “foie-kage” fees, boycotting California wines–the attempts to shake off the recent foie gras ban in California are reminiscent of the Dr. Seuss story, “Green Eggs and Ham.”…

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