Tag: Anti-Cruelty Laws Archives | Animal Legal Defense Fund

Sydney Seafood Store Convicted of Animal Cruelty for Inhumane Treatment of Lobsters

March 15, 2017
No matter how horrendously they are treated, it is rare for criminal cruelty charges to be brought in cases involving animals who are considered “food.”

Fifth Circuit Rules that Animal Crush Video Law Prohibits Obscenity and Congress Has Significant Interest in Preventing Animal Cruelty

June 17, 2014
On June 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 is Constitutional on its face because it prohibits obscenity not protected by the First Amendment.

Legally Brief: Felony Laws are a Victory for Animals

March 27, 2014
Felony penalties play a crucial role in the criminal justice system when it comes to fighting animal abuse.

NYC Creates City-Wide Animal Abuser Registry!

February 5, 2014
On February 4, 2014 the New York City Council voted unanimously to override former Mayor Bloomberg’s veto and create a city-wide animal abuser registry across the five boroughs.

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?

Willie Nelson Urges Land O’Lakes, Challenge Dairy to Stop Using Milk Products that Come from Confined Calves

March 26, 2008
Country Icon Joins Over 22,000 Petition Signers in Pushing for Dairy Farm Reform

Georgia One Step Closer to Tougher Dogfighting Laws

March 13, 2008

Georgia senators unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would make it illegal to attend a dog fight or breed dogs for fighting. In addition, the Senate added a provision to…

News to Celebrate! 100 Facebook Fans / VA Dogfighting Bill

March 7, 2008

ALDF just reached 100 Facebook "fans" – hooray! A big thanks to our inaugural fans for their support of ALDF and dedication to winning the case against animal cruelty! Great…

Safeway Leads the Way / New Law Put to the Test

February 22, 2008

A couple of news stories caught my attention today that I thought were worth sharing. Good news for animals is always a great way to end a Friday! New animal…

Not the Hawaiian Getaway You Had in Mind

February 15, 2008

There has been a lot of coverage in the international press this week about a series of in-depth, undercover investigations into the practice of transporting farmed animals great distances (generally…

Winning the Fight for Animals in Virginia

January 31, 2008

Great news! Virginia is one step closer to tougher animal fighting laws. On a 40-0 vote, SB 26, a bill drafted by ALDF to combat animal fighting, was passed by…

What the Hell Are They Thinking?

September 10, 2007

The post-plea, presentence phase of a criminal case can be a very interesting time. So it is with Michael Vick. For different reasons, Vick’s defense team, the NFL and the…

Animal Legal Defense Fund Urges L.A. Ballpark to Drop Cruelly-Produced “Dodger Dogs”

May 14, 2007
Dodgers Sponsor and Hot Dog Purveyor Farmer John® Under Fire in California Lawsuit Aimed to Stop Illegal Abuse of Thousands of Pigs

Turning Empathy into Action

January 8, 2007

I was listening to the news on the radio last night on my drive home from the office. There was a story about efforts to deliver hay to cows stranded…

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