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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.

Alaska Legislature Becomes First to Require Consideration of Animals’ Interests in Custody Cases

January 20, 2017
With the adoption of an amendment to its divorce law, Alaska has become the first state to empower judges to take into account the “well-being of the animal” in custody disputes involving nonhuman family members.

Why I applied to law school instead of veterinary school

January 17, 2017
During the first week of December, Animal Legal Defense Fund founder Joyce Tischler presented the History of Animal Law at Harvard Law School. I heard Joyce give a similar talk eight years ago at the University of Chicago Law School, and it was a turning point for me.

Animal Law at the 111th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting

January 12, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund attended the 111th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Jan. 4-7, 2016.

Honoring a Hero for Animals

December 21, 2016
The Animal Legal Defense Fund congratulates Nicoletta J. Caferri, Chief Deputy of the Animal Cruelty Unit in Queens County who was recently honored with the 12th annual New York City Bar Association Thomas E. Dewey Medal. Each year the medal is awarded to an outstanding assistant district attorney in each of New York’s five district attorney offices.

Ohio Appeals Court Rules Dogs are Worth More Than “Fair Market Value”

December 13, 2016
Last month, the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that had relied on a strict property analysis in restricting damages to fair market value in a case that involved the serious injury of a companion dog.

5 Ways to Get Involved in Animal Law during Law School

August 28, 2015
Are you interested in animal law? Check out our suggested ways to get involved in this innovative and growing field.

Meet ALDF LL.M. Scholar Aurora Paulsen

June 12, 2015
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) are pleased to announce that Aurora Paulsen has been selected to receive the first-ever ALDF LL.M. Scholar Award in recognition of her academic and professional achievements in animal law.

New York Animal Law Symposium

May 16, 2015
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, more than 60 attorneys, law students, and animal advocates came together to attend the first Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) New York Symposium.

Working Together to Combat Factory Farming: ALDF’s Los Angeles Animal Law Symposium

March 31, 2015
On Saturday, March 28, more than 150 attorneys, law students, and animal advocates came together to attend the first symposium of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Los Angeles regional attorney network

ALDF LL.M. Scholar Award

March 20, 2015
The award provides tuition assistance toward the Animal Law LL.M. degree at Lewis & Clark Law School—the first and only postgraduate law degree program focused specifically on animal law.

Pro Bono: Giving Back to the Animal Community

December 24, 2014
Working for the Animal Legal Defense Fund is an excellent opportunity to provide legal justice for animals. But the amount of work ALDF does wouldn’t be possible without pro bono assistance.

Founder’s Blog: A Chicken in Every Pot…

December 5, 2014
Industrial agriculture raises and kills nine billion chickens each year. As of 2000, Americans were eating an average of 53 pounds of chicken annually, according to the USDA.

Legally Brief: Animal Law Conference

October 21, 2014
Last weekend, ALDF and the Center for Animal Law Studies hosted the 22nd annual Animal Law Conference.

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