Tag: Animal Law Archives | Animal Legal Defense Fund

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.

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of USDA in Foie Gras Case

January 27, 2017
On Dec. 14, 2016, a federal judge granted summary judgment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a lawsuit brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Compassion Over Killing, Farm Sanctuary, the Animal Protection and Rescue League and three individuals to compel the agency to declare foie gras a diseased product unsuitable for human consumption, thereby removing it from the food supply.

New Michigan Law Empowers Animal Shelters to Deny Adoptions to Convicted Animal Abusers

January 24, 2017
Logan's Law allows Michigan animal shelters to deny adoptions under certain circumstances and to consider prior criminal history before adoption.

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