Tag: Animal Protection Laws
Wins for Animal Protection in the 2016 ElectionNovember 15, 2016
While much of the nation’s focus has been riveted on the outcome of the recent election, voters in a handful of states also decided important ballot measures related to animal protection last week.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Proposes Clarifications to Strengthen Federal Animal Welfare ActJuly 19, 2016
Animal Legal Defense Fund submits petition for rulemaking to the USDA proposing amendments to the AWA.
Hormel Sued for Deceptive & Misleading Advertising of So-called ‘Natural’ ProductsJune 30, 2016
A coalition has filed a joint lawsuit in the District of Columbia Superior Court against Hormel Foods, alleging the company is misleading consumers through the advertising of its Natural Choice® brand of lunchmeats and bacon.
2015 Canadian Animal Protection Laws RankingsJuly 7, 2015
A new in-depth study released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund confirms the wide range of disparity that currently exists across the country in terms of provincial and territorial animal protection legislation.
Reckless California Killing Contests Continue Despite Ban on PrizesFebruary 3, 2015
The rural town of Adin, California will hold its annual coyote killing spree despite the 2014 ban on prizes for killing furbearing animals in contests.
Laws That Protect Animal and Human “Workers”May 1, 2014
On October 5, 2013, an employee at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma suffered serious injuries when a tiger nearly ripped off her arm.
Judge Orders NYPD to Provide Records on Carriage Horses to ALDFApril 28, 2014
More great news for animals! In a hearing today, the New York Supreme Court sided with ALDF in an important case for New York’s carriage horses.
Animal Abandonment is a CrimeApril 8, 2014
Abandoning a domesticated animal isn't just a cruel thing to do, in many states it's a crime.
It’s National Justice for Animals Week!February 12, 2014
Join us in celebrating National Justice for Animals Week! Our first action is on February 17, 2014!
On the Ground for Elephants in KenyaJanuary 7, 2014
In December, I traveled to Kenya to attend the first National Judicial Dialogue on Wildlife and Environmental Crimes.
Animal Protection Laws: Where Does Your State Rank?December 17, 2013
The results are in! The Animal Legal Defense Fund published its eighth annual Rankings Report. Where does your state rank?
Annual Study Names 2013’s “Top Five States to be an Animal Abuser”December 16, 2013
Kentucky, Iowa, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming are 2013’s five best states to abuse animals, according to the latest report released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Is a Chimpanzee Entitled to Legal Rights?December 2, 2013
The legal vehicle Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project have chosen is a petition filed today with a New York court, demanding the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus for Tommy, a chimpanzee detained "in solitary confinement in a small, dank, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed…"
Troubled Turkey on Your Table?November 26, 2013
Turkeys suffer terribly to adorn our holiday tables. After being given growth hormones that make them so heavy their legs can’t hold them, crammed into dark, miserable spaces, their beaks and toes chopped off without anesthesia, they are then sent to slaughter.
USDA Closes Internet Sale Loophole for Pet Breeders After Pressure from Animal GroupsSeptember 10, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service took a significant step forward today for cats and dogs by closing the internet sale loophole to the Animal Welfare Act.