Tag: Animal Protection Laws

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 ALDF

April 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 Crime

April 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 Kenya

January 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 Groups

September 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.

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.

Eating The Lion King: Who’s On Your Plate?

May 24, 2013

Last week, a Northern California restaurant was in hot water for serving lion meat. The East Bay restaurant, Mokutanya, also features peacock, iguana, deer, alligator, and kangaroo on its menu.…

Lawsuit Against Highway Agencies Targets Deaths of Migratory Swallows

May 20, 2013

Deadly Netting in Petaluma Has Killed, Injured More than 100 Swallows For immediate release Contact:Megan Backus, ALDFVeronica Bowers, Native Songbird Care & ConservationSusan Kirks, Madrone Audubon SocietyJeff Miller, Center for…

ALDF Calls On Feds to Reconsider Protections for Workers Following Fatal Grizzly Mauling

May 2, 2013

For immediate release Contact: Lisa Franzetta, Animal Legal Defense FundMegan Backus, Animal Legal Defense Fund SAN FRANCISCO–Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent a letter to the…

A Lemon Law for Puppies?

April 10, 2013

A new "puppy lemon law" has been introduced in Illinois, known as Senate Bill 1639, that would provide consumer protection for pet owners whose puppies die as a result of…

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