Tag: Animal Protection Laws

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…

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…

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