Chicago Bans the Sale of Puppy Mill Pups in Pet StoresMarch 14, 2014
Last week, with ALDF support, Chicago passed a landmark ordinance that will ban Chicago pet stores from selling puppies, cats, or bunnies that originate from "puppy mills" (large-scale breeding facilities).
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Stockton Animal Shelter over Ongoing AbusesMarch 11, 2014
Killing of healthy dogs and cats, neglect of sick animals outrages California taxpayers.
Stockton’s Shelter Dogs Finally Get Their Day in CourtMarch 11, 2014
Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against the City of Stockton to bring an end to the suffering of the City’s forgotten shelter animals.
Legally Brief: Cruelty to Sled DogsFebruary 26, 2014
Please take action to help ALDF speak out for sled dogs by asking the corporate sponsors of events like the Iditarod to withdraw their support.
$25,000 Reward! Help ALDF Track Down Dog Poisoner as Fatal Meatballs Strike AgainFebruary 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.
Chicago Animal Control Sued for Withholding RecordsJanuary 23, 2014
ALDF filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) for failure to produce crucial public records regarding the safety and well-being of hundreds of cats and dogs held at the shelter.
Gracie’s Story: a Rescue Tail and an Exposé of Animal Suffering at the Stockton Animal ShelterJanuary 16, 2014
When local government fails to enforce laws that protect animals from suffering, turning to the courts is often the only remaining option.
Nebraska’s Worst Animal Breeders RevealedJanuary 13, 2014
After extensive review of the inspection records of commercial breeders in the state of Nebraska, ALDF sent a letterto the USDA, singling out the worst of these breeders and demanding the agency enforce the law against horrific violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act.
Merry Christmas at MuttvilleDecember 25, 2013
During the dark days of winter, it is more important than ever to help homeless animals. Muttville, a senior dog rescue in the San Francisco Bay Area, is one of those organizations who do just that: their staff and volunteers provide warmth, love, and shelter for thousands of needy animals.
Wacky Animal Laws of 2013December 20, 2013
Some laws just leave our animal law experts scratching their heads. Here are some of 2013’s wackiest laws involving animals. Did you know?
Legally Brief: Christmas Comes Early for Animals—as Abuser Registry Takes Hold in NYCDecember 20, 2013
This week, the New York City Council voted unanimously to create a registry of animal abusers.
Puppy Doe: Suspect Arrested in Puppy Torture CaseNovember 1, 2013
When animals are abused, we seek legal justice on their behalf by prosecuting dangerous abusers, but sometimes we must first track down the culprit.
Barking up the Wrong Tree: Vet & Pet Industry Groups Betray AnimalsSeptember 24, 2013
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has just filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of one of the largest-ever jury verdicts in a case of a dog shot by a police officer.
Just Say No to Kennel License for Convicted Animal AbuserSeptember 23, 2013
According to recent reports, Director Pechart is considering issuing a commercial kennel license to John Esh, a former commercial kennel owner with a long history of animal welfare and animal cruelty violations.
USDA Closes Internet Sale Loophole for Pet Breeders After Pressure from Animal GroupsSeptember 10, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service took a significant step forward today for cats and dogs by closing the internet sale loophole to the Animal Welfare Act.