Tag: Animal Law

The Legal Vegan

August 7, 2013
Why is ALDF vegan? Because we are dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. One of the best ways we can all join together to stop the abuse of animals is to simply not purchase products or support industries that abuse animals.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Calls On Agencies to Obey Federal Bird Laws, Stop Swallow Deaths

April 23, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, Animal Legal Defense FundMegan Backus, Animal Legal Defense Fund PETALUMA, Calif. — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent off a letter…

Do Factory Farmers Even Have A Moral Compass?

January 2, 2013

(Photo by Andreas Beer) The Center for Food Safety and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a petition with the FDA calling for a reduction in the allowable levels of…

2012 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings™

December 17, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund's annual study ranks laws across the country.

Election Day Sampler

November 21, 2012

Regardless of how you voted in the presidential election, if you are someone who cares about the welfare of animals, you’ll have to agree that November 6, 2012 was a…

Shifting California Law toward a Recognition that Injured Animals Are Not “Replaceable” Forms of Property

November 5, 2012

(Photo by Andy Whiteley) On October 23, the Second District for the California Court of Appeals issued an important decision stating that when a dog, cat or other companion animal…

Great News in Oregon: Each Animal Counts!

August 3, 2012

In a mass animal neglect case in which ALDF filed an amicus brief in support of the state’s appeal, we just got a fantastic result from the Oregon Court of…

Quebec Remains Best Province To Be An Animal Abuser

July 9, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund’s 2012 Report Ranks Laws Across the Country; B.C., Newfoundland & Labrador Show Most Improvement

Love and Despair

July 9, 2012

Can we realistically expect judges to render trail-blazing pro-animal decisions in the afternoon when they dined on animals’ flesh in the morning? So asks ALDF senior attorney Matthew Liebman in…

Encouraging Citizens to Act Outside the Law

July 3, 2012

On July 1, 2012 California’s ban on the production and sale of foie gras, which is the grossly enlarged liver of force-fed ducks, went into effect. To make foie gras…

2012 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings™

June 29, 2012
This study by the Animal Legal Defense Fund underscores the often-considerable differences that exist between the animal protection laws of the provinces and territories.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Urges California Attorney General to Sue Foie Gras Advocates for False Advertising

June 25, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund Asks Attorney General Harris to Take on Local Chefs, Industry Insiders Who Claim Force-Fed Foie Gras is "Humane"

New York Residents: Act Today to Ban Cruel, Unnecessary Devocalization Surgeries

June 19, 2012

Bill number A3431D would ban devocalization, the practice of cutting vocal cords just to stifle a dog’s (or cat’s) voice. This bill to ban surgical “debarking” has passed the New…

Petition to Department of Labor Asks for New Rule to Protect Workers from Animal Attacks

June 14, 2012
Animal Legal Defense Fund Asks OSHA to Require Barriers Between Trainers and Dangerous Animals at Facilities Like SeaWorld

California Chefs Whine Louder as July 1st Foie Gras Ban Approaches

June 11, 2012

On July 1st, California’s force-fed foie gras ban will take effect, and the state will take its place as the first to prohibit this diseased and inhumane product. As the…

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