Tag: Animal Protection Laws

Faux Fur Investigation Stirs Little Response from Fashion Industry

March 13, 2013

Who wears fur anymore? It is an unquestionably cruel luxury that only the most callous would put on their shopping list. Plus, with recent federal legislation on fur labeling and…

The Pitfalls of Experimentation on Mice

February 15, 2013

In marquee headline text February 11, the New York Times reported that "Tests in Mice Misled Researchers on 3 Diseases, Study Says." The cited scientific study highlights the major costs…

Lawyers Put Bear Pits on Notice: ‘We Will Sue For Grizzlies’

February 12, 2013

For immediate release Contact: Lisa Franzetta, ALDF Megan Backus, ALDF  Cherokee, N.C. — In light of the latest developments at Chief Saunooke Bear Park (CSBP)–including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…

Protecting the Orcas of Southern Washington

January 9, 2013

Southern resident orca (Photo by Miles Ritter) What does it mean to be "endangered?" For the creatures of the deep–those endangered whales who live in fragile marine ecosystems, it means…

Animal Legal Defense Fund Urges Support of House Bill to Restore Animal Welfare Act

December 20, 2012
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) Proposes Historical Bill to Reinstate Protection to Birds, Rats, and Mice

Tell Bernalillo County Commissioners Not to Drop Animal Cruelty Law

November 20, 2012

The Animal Legal Defense Fund urges all New Mexico residents to tell the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners not to drop their historic animal cruelty law–a dangerous precedent for all…

Whale Washing the Import of Wild-Caught Belugas

October 30, 2012
In a desperate attempt to resuscitate a dying industry, the Georgia Aquarium is vying for a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales.

In Defense of Animal Abuser Registries

September 20, 2012

(Photo by Stefano Mortellaro) With change comes, inevitably, the skeptics. With the announcement last week that New York City is now considering a mandatory registry for convicted abusers, some predictable…

Indiana Judge Takes Step Forward for Wild Animals in the State

September 11, 2012

(Photo by Jethro Taylor) Late last month, an Indiana trial judge issued an important decision in ALDF’s case against the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). You can read about…

Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Cases is Not (That) Hard

September 10, 2012

(Photo by Spaydey09) Every day it seems, somebody tells me how difficult it is to prosecute animal cruelty cases. I hear so many excuses and, frankly, I’m tired of them.…

Wolf Hunting: The Final Frontier

September 6, 2012

Last week, the federal government removed wolves from the Endangered Species list in the state of Wyoming. Without protection, wolves and pups in Wyoming will be hunted ferociously. September 30…

Hudson Valley Foie Gras: The Inhumane Choice

September 4, 2012
Due to the torturous force-feeding process universally employed in the industry, foie gras, whether from Hudson Valley or any other producer, is never the humane choice.

Proposed Los Angeles Ordinance Validates Puppy Mill Criticism

August 17, 2012

How much is that puppy in the window of your local pet store? A lot more than just the $1,000 price tag. Lurking behind the shimmering windows and puppy eyes…

One Step Forward for Animals on Airplanes

July 24, 2012
In 2010, we read the heartbreaking headlines about the deaths of seven puppies who were being transported in a cargo hold on an American Airlines flight. What has been done for animals on planes since then?

It’s Time to Enforce the Foie Gras Ban

July 20, 2012

San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SFACC) Deputy Director Kathleen Brown is quoted as saying the recent foie gras ban in California has some "some major loopholes," and that the…

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