Tag: Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania Court: Neglected Puppy Does Not Have to Return to His Abuser

September 6, 2016
Great news for a pit bull puppy named Luke!

Oregon Supreme Court: Blood Draw is Not a “Search”

June 21, 2016
Animal sentience matters!

Major Settlement in Case of Dog Shooting by Colorado Officer

January 26, 2016
On January 25, the owner of a therapy dog named Chloe who was shot and killed by a Colorado police officer in 2012 reached a landmark settlement over Chloe’s unlawful killing.

Top 5 Prosecuted Animal-related Crimes

November 2, 2015
Animal cruelty is illegal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and these crimes can include felony charges.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Offers $5,000 Reward to Dog Neglect Case in Sonoma County

October 23, 2015
ALDF is contributing $5,000 to a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for abandoning a severely neglected English bulldog nicknamed “Gus.”

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.

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