Tag: Criminal Justice

Update: Each Animal Counts!

August 19, 2015
The rule in Oregon for crimes involving multiple animal victims is now crystal clear: Defendants may not avoid accountability for inflicting mass suffering via merger of convictions.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Contributes $5,000 Reward to Fatal Beating of Pomeranian in South Florida

August 12, 2015
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is contributing $5,000 to a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for fatally beating a Pomeranian named Fox and bragging about the horrific killing.

Funding Justice: Cash in New York Crime Busts Goes to Fight Animal Cruelty

May 7, 2015
Animal victims of cruelty got a boost last week in Nassau County, New York when Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas pledged to use money from criminal cases to help protect animals.

Animal Cruelty? The Legal Way to Abuse a Chicken

May 7, 2015
The same animal can have different legal protections based on the context in which she is being used.

Does Every Animal Count? Not in California

April 24, 2015
120 day sentence handed down for killing over 900 chickens with a golf club.

A Minor Setback to Oregon’s “Every Animal Counts” Rule

April 6, 2015
When animals are neglected or abused, even in large groups, each animal suffers individually.

National Justice for Animals Week 2015 Begins

February 23, 2015
ALDF’s National Justice for Animals Week gives everyone the tools to stop animal abuse, and urges law enforcement, prosecutors, and lawmakers to protect animals from abusers.

Annual Study Names 2014’s “Top Five States to be an Animal Abuser”

December 15, 2014
Animal Legal Defense Fund releases year-end report ranking state animal cruelty.

A Voice for the Voiceless: Interview with Dana Campbell

November 13, 2014
Last month, ALDF sat down with Dana Campbell at the 2014 Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she is an adjunct professor of animal law and teaches classes about the link between human and nonhuman animal violence.

Victory for Oregon’s First-Ever Dedicated Animal Cruelty Prosecutor: Jake Kamins

October 16, 2014
When nearly 170 cattle were seized from the property of William Holdner and Jane Baum in summer 2012, many were so thin that their ribs were protruding, and some were so malnourished they could barely stand.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Offers $5,000 Reward in Shocking Central Valley Chicken Massacre

October 1, 2014
ALDF is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) who used a golf club to massacre 920 chickens at a Foster Farms facility.

Tracking Animal Crimes Data in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program – A Huge Step Forward

September 17, 2014
Since 1929, the FBI has been the central repository for the collection and dissemination of federal, state, and local crime statistics.

A New Tool for Combatting Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014
Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce its partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) in launching the National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse (NLECAA).

Two Great Legal Victories for Animals in Oregon

August 11, 2014
August 7 was a busy day for animal lawyers in that the Oregon Supreme Court issued two important decisions.

Horse Carriage Ban the Only Meaningful Way to Protect NYC’s Carriage Horses

June 5, 2014
Saverio Colarusso, the horse-drawn carriage driver charged with criminal animal cruelty in New York, is due back in court on June 16.

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