Tag: Animal Cruelty

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.”…

Each and Every Animal Matters in a Criminal Investigation of Animal Abuse

June 25, 2012

Criminal justice involving a crime against an animal should literally mean that each and every animal is significant and is worth the time, energy, and investment of a thorough investigation.…

Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Settled: Santa Cruz Hatchery Closed, Owner Agrees Not to Work with Animals for Five Years

June 12, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Compassion Over Killing Claim Victory in Lawsuit Against Cal-Cruz Based on Undercover Investigation Revealing Animal Cruelty

The Prosecution of Animal Cruelty Cases – An Ethical Imperative

May 29, 2012

I’ve written in the past about how important it is for animal cruelty prosecutors to "take the high road" and be scrupulously ethical.1 I stand by what I’ve said. But…

Forgive Us Our Sins

May 21, 2012

The storyline of a science fiction film called Planet of the Apes involves a group of astronauts who crash land on a planet in the distant future. They become the…

Owners of Stanislaus County’s A&L Poultry Sued After 50,000 Egg-Laying Hens Left to Starve to Death

May 17, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund Represents Farmed Animal Sanctuaries Who Rescued Almost 4,500 Birds

Purveyors of Foie Gras as Victims

May 16, 2012

You know you’ve crossed into the Twilight Zone when celebrity chefs who promote the sale of foie gras, a “delicacy” consisting of the intentionally enlarged livers of force-fed ducks, claim…

Tougher Cockfighting Penalties Proposed in California

May 10, 2012
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos and Senator Bill Emmerson, R-Hemet, recently addressed state legislators on SB 1145, a bill that seeks to increase the fines levied against participants and spectators of illegal cockfights.

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