Florida Black Bears Petitioned for U.S. Endangered Species Act ProtectionMarch 17, 2016
Estimated More Than 20 Percent of Population Lost in 2015
ALDF Praises County Commission Unanimous Approval of Exotic Animal OrdinanceNovember 18, 2015
Ordinance balances needs of responsible exotics owners and public safety.
Environmental, Animal Protection Groups Join Fight to Halt Florida’s Black Bear HuntSeptember 25, 2015
Local, state and national animal-protection and environmental organizations filed an amicus brief today in support of a lawsuit to stop the impending trophy hunt of Florida black bears.
No More Concrete Cage – Lawsuit Wins Permanent Sanctuary for Ricky the BearFebruary 9, 2015
Lawsuit convinces shop owner to finally release Ricky the bear to wild animal sanctuary.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit to Save Bear Stuck at Pennsylvania Ice Cream ShopDecember 30, 2014
Vets say inhumane conditions cause suffering for Ricky the bear, pose safety risk to children.
Lawsuit Filed Against Mendocino County over Contract with Rogue Federal Predator Control ProgramNovember 25, 2014
Wildlife services linked with environmental destruction, indiscriminate killing of animals.
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Puts Contract Renewal with Wildlife Services on HoldJuly 2, 2014
The Humboldt County board decided to remove the renewal item from its consent calendar, delaying it at least another month as the county considers the issues raised.
Humboldt and Mendocino Counties Urged to Void Contract with Secretive, Inhumane Wildlife ServicesJune 30, 2014
A broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups sent formal letters to the Humboldt County and Mendocino County boards of supervisors today urging them to terminate their contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services.
Legally Brief: Bears are People TooAugust 28, 2013
On a recent trip to Alaska, once my home for nine years, I had the chance to spend five days watching bears fish for salmon at a creek in the southeastern part of the state.
Freedom for Bears at Chief Saunooke Bear ParkJuly 12, 2013
Great news has trickled out of North Carolina: Eleven bears have been removed from terrible conditions in gladiator-style bear pits and now inhabit a new sanctuary home.
USDA Seeks to Revoke License of Notoriously Cruel Jambbas RanchJune 24, 2013
Action Follows Lawsuit by PETA, ALDF Against Agency for Rubberstamping Animal Exhibitor's License-Renewal Applications