Tag: Animal Law

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…

Meet ALDF’s 2012 Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship Recipients

June 5, 2012
Congratulations to ALDF's 2012 Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship recipients!

ALDF’s 2012 Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships Announced

June 5, 2012
The Animal Legal Defense Fund's Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are awarded to second- and third-year law student members of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters based upon demonstrated commitment to ALDF's mission.

ALDF, PETA Appeal Court’s Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking Lolita’s Freedom

May 30, 2012
Government excludes captive orca from Endangered Species Act protections

Making Sense of the Current Status of the Tony the Tiger Cases

May 14, 2012

We at the Animal Legal Defense Fund are committed to doing everything within our power to make sure that Tony finds his way to a reputable, accredited sanctuary where he…

Animal Groups Sue USDA for Allowing Sale of Foie Gras From Diseased Birds

May 9, 2012
Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act Requires USDA to Prohibit Adulterated Livers from Entering Food Supply

Law Enforcement Officers Are My Heroes

May 7, 2012
To me, a hero is someone who risks personal harm or loss (physical, financial, societal) to do what he or she believes is right.

ALDF Heads to Summer School

May 2, 2012

This summer Matthew Liebman and I are excited to be teaching an intensive course at Lewis & Clark Law School entitled Animal Law Litigation. It will literally cover the nuts…

The Greater Catch

April 30, 2012

Several months ago I read a story in the newspaper that stuck with me. It was about a man that shot and killed a 14-foot, 880-pound alligator in Texas. Apparently,…

San Antonio Holds Kennel Court

April 12, 2012

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “Every Friday morning, a small courtroom in this Texas city becomes a kennel of jurisprudence.” The city has indeed found a novel way…

Debate over Lone Wolf’s Crossing into California

April 5, 2012

Around New Year’s Day, OR7, a lone gray wolf from a pack in Oregon, crossed into Northern California, making him the first such wolf in California in nearly 90 years.…

ALDF Back in Court Demanding State Take Action on Tony the Truck Stop Tiger, Now Exhibited Without a Permit

April 5, 2012
ALDF Demands an End to Owner's Illegal Possession of the Big Cat

You’ve Been Slimed

April 2, 2012

It’s easy to see why legions of journalists and bloggers have gleefully jumped on the pink slime bandwagon, offering their commentary on the massive backlash–and backlash-against-the-backlash–regarding the unmasking of “boneless…

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