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Animal Law—New Perspectives on Teaching Traditional Law

March 21, 2018
Our very own Joyce Tischler and Pamela Hart recently teamed up with Kathy Hessler and Sonia Waisman to co-author Animal Law—New Perspectives on Teaching Traditional Law.

Furthering the Field of Animal Law at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

January 10, 2018
We headed to sunny San Diego to hold our 11th Annual Animal Law Reception during the AALS Annual Meeting on January 5.

The Border Wall: Disastrous for Wildlife

September 14, 2017
The federal government wants to replace the San Diego border wall with a staggering 30-foot wall, threatening the lives of animals living in habitats that transverse the U.S.-Mexico border.

Join us at the Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Convention!

September 12, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s first ever free Student Convention will be on October 13 in Portland, Oregon.

Tell the USDA to stop rubber-stamping Animal Welfare Act licenses

August 24, 2017
The USDA is considering changes to the way it grants Animal Welfare Act (AWA) licenses, and now you have the opportunity to weigh in on the issue.

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Laws on the Books

August 15, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund shares the most unusual laws about animals from around the country.

Canadian Activist Acquitted of Criminal Charges for Giving Water to Thirsty Pigs Bound for Slaughter

June 9, 2017
Toronto animal advocate has been acquitted of all charges for offering water to overheated pigs on a transport truck bound for slaughter.

Eugene, Oregon, Passes Ordinance Banning Dogs Downtown

March 31, 2017
On March 8, 2017, the Eugene City Council passed a trial ordinance banning dogs from the city’s downtown area

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Motion to Restore USDA Animal Welfare Documents

March 29, 2017
Coalition Seeks Court Order Requiring Renewed Public Access to USDA Databases

Case Inspiring Change in Florida Dog Bite Law Featured in The Florida Bar Journal

February 24, 2017
In a victory for due process in dog bite cases, a Florida law passed last year allows guardians of dogs accused of causing serious injury to a person to mount a defense on behalf of the animal to save that animal’s life.

Federal Court Clears Path for Citizen Intervention in Animal Welfare Act Proceedings

February 16, 2017
Decision in Animal Legal Defense Fund case comes just days after agency revokes citizen access to inspection reports.

Michigan Appeals Court Dismisses Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting of Two Family Dogs by Police

February 15, 2017
The United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a civil suit involving the fatal shooting of two family dogs by police officers.

Help Us Fight Back – Critical Animal Welfare Reports Removed From USDA Website

February 9, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund intends to sue to compel the USDA to stop hiding this information.

Top Constitutional Law Scholar Supports the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Idaho Ag-Gag Lawsuit

February 7, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s campaign to defeat Ag-Gag laws is supported by constitutional law scholars at the top of their field.

Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Response to the USDA Removing Online Animal Welfare Reports

February 6, 2017
Revoking longstanding means of public access to these documents makes it more difficult, time-consuming and expensive for the public and animal protection groups to track compliance with federal law or to become aware of serious and repeat offenders.

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