Tag: Criminal Justice
A Minor Setback to Oregon’s “Every Animal Counts” RuleApril 6, 2015
When animals are neglected or abused, even in large groups, each animal suffers individually.
National Justice for Animals Week 2015 BeginsFebruary 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 CampbellNovember 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 KaminsOctober 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 MassacreOctober 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 ForwardSeptember 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 CrueltyAugust 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 OregonAugust 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 HorsesJune 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.
Interview with David LaBahnMay 1, 2014
ALDF is excited to be the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming 4th National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference scheduled for May 5-7 in Atlanta, Georgia.
ALDF, Alley Cat Allies Offer $5,750 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Yonkers Cat KillerApril 29, 2014
ALDF along with Alley Cat Allies are offering a total $5,750 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) responsible for killing more than 25 cats in Yonkers, New York.
Every Animal Matters: the 4th National Animal Cruelty Prosecution ConferenceApril 24, 2014
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the 4th National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back—Damage Control in the Wake of State v. NewcombApril 23, 2014
The same three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals that issued a favorable ruling in Fessenden/Dicke(a 2013 case holding that the emergency aid exception to the warrant requirement applies to animals) just ruled, in State v. Newcomb, that an Oregon Humane Society (OHS) veterinarian’s blood test of a starving dog that was otherwise lawfully seized should be suppressed as a warrantless “search” under the Oregon Constitution.
Animal Abandonment is a CrimeApril 8, 2014
Abandoning a domesticated animal isn't just a cruel thing to do, in many states it's a crime.