Tag: Criminal Justice

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.

Interview with David LaBahn

May 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 Killer

April 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 Conference

April 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. Newcomb

April 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 Crime

April 8, 2014
Abandoning a domesticated animal isn't just a cruel thing to do, in many states it's a crime.

National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference

April 7, 2014
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is proud to sponsor the 4th National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference in Atlanta, in partnership with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) and the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia.

$25,000 Reward! Help ALDF Track Down Dog Poisoner as Fatal Meatballs Strike Again

February 26, 2014
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, SFDOG, and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) of the poisoned meatballs in the Bay Area.

Actress Charlotte Ross Speaks Up for Animals during National Justice for Animals Week

February 16, 2014
Join us for a tribute to the human heroes who protect animals, and the animal victims of cruelty.

Legally Brief: Christmas Comes Early for Animals—as Abuser Registry Takes Hold in NYC

December 20, 2013
This week, the New York City Council voted unanimously to create a registry of animal abusers.

Animal Protection Laws: Where Does Your State Rank?

December 17, 2013
The results are in! The Animal Legal Defense Fund published its eighth annual Rankings Report. Where does your state rank?

The Rule of Reason Prevails—Emergency Aid Exception Applies to Save the Life of Animals

September 26, 2013
The Oregon Court of Appeals just issued an excellent opinion supporting law enforcement’s work protecting animals. In State v. Fessenden/Dicke, the court held that the emergency aid exception to the warrant requirement applies not just to humans but also includes animals.

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