Live Animal Mascots: A Tradition of Exploitation, Not ConservationJanuary 13, 2017
All tigers are classified as endangered species. They need meaningful conservation, not exploitation for entertainment.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Proposes Clarifications to Strengthen Federal Animal Welfare ActJuly 19, 2016
Animal Legal Defense Fund submits petition for rulemaking to the USDA proposing amendments to the AWA.
Captive Big Cats: Now You See Them, Soon (We Hope) You Won’tApril 20, 2016
Late last month, the Animal Legal Defense Fund partnered with Keepers of the Wild, a big cat sanctuary in Arizona, to formally urge Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur to retire the big cats used in his Wild Magic show.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund Calls on OSHA and USDA to Impose Maximum Penalties in Palm Beach Zookeeper’s DeathApril 15, 2016
Death could have been prevented with appropriate safety measures.
Cruelty to Endangered Orca Nets Lawsuit Against Miami SeaquariumJuly 20, 2015
ALDF, PETA, and others allege park violates the Endangered Species Act.
Cricket Hollow Zoo License SuspendedJuly 2, 2015
ALDF has learned that the United States Department of Agriculture has suspended the Cricket Hollow Zoo’s license to operate.
Central Illinois Wildlife Park Cancelled After Opposition by Neighbors and Animal Legal Defense FundJune 30, 2015
Arthur Zoo wildlife park withdraws permit application after criticism.
ALDF Demands Sanctuary for “Lucky,” Lone Elephant at San Antonio ZooApril 9, 2015
Zoo conditions violate Endangered Species Act, accreditation standards.
Lolita’s Safety and Well-Being Leads Advocates to Appeal to Court for Her ProtectionMarch 24, 2015
On behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, and Orca Network, animal law attorneys will be in court today to advocate for Lolita, a lonely orca trapped in the smallest orca tank in North America, at the infamous Miami Seaquarium.
Protect Exotic Animals in Las Vegas!February 27, 2015
Clark County Commissioners are meeting on Wednesday, March 4 to consider revoking the zoning permits for Keith Evans to house exotic animals. ALDF needs your help to make sure the interests of these and other animals are protected!
Captive Elephants Need Better ProtectionsFebruary 26, 2015
Any time elephants and humans share the same space, whether in a zoo, at a circus, or at a county fair, elephants are likely to suffer.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Brief In Legal Appeal Against L.A. Zoo’s Controversial Elephant ExhibitFebruary 2, 2015
Trial court agrees exhibit causes suffering; ALDF asks court of appeal to send elephants to sanctuary.
FLOAT for LolitaSeptember 15, 2014
Purchase a specially designed t-shirt in honor of Lolita.
SeaWorld’s Secret is OutOctober 29, 2013
On October 24th, 1.4 million people tuned in to CNN to watch Blackfish, the documentary that exposes the dark side of orca captivity.