Tag: Legally Brief
Legally Brief: Leaders in Animal Law Gather in Los AngelesMay 6, 2016
Legal professionals who care about animals should circle May 21 on their calendars.
Captive Big Cats: Now You See Them, Soon (We Hope) You Won’tApril 20, 2016
Late last month, the Animal Legal Defense Fund partnered with Keepers of the Wild, a big cat sanctuary in Arizona, to formally urge Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur to retire the big cats used in his Wild Magic show.
Legally Brief: Neuter the Puppy MillsApril 5, 2016
ALDF’s legal experts are working every day to ensure that our nations animal protection laws are enforced and when they’re not, we take action.
Elephants in Captivity: Demanding an End to Cruel ConfinementMarch 15, 2016
As circuses and zoos have been confronted with the growing public and legal opposition to elephant captivity, the practice of exploiting these emotionally complex creatures for profit and entertainment has begun edging closer to extinction.
Ag-Gag: Outlawing Voices Who Speak for the VoicelessFebruary 2, 2016
Agribusiness leaders want to hide the suffering of the animals they kill and of the workers who kill and butcher them.
Legally Brief: Exotic Animals and the LawDecember 14, 2015
States that do not set even minimal safety and animal welfare requirements for private ownership of captive wild animals are playing a dangerous game that too often results in tragedy both for the animals and for people.
Putting the Spin on Flying Elephants to OmahaNovember 30, 2015
Three American zoos have orchestrated a fairly tricky sleight-of-hand to remove 18 African elephants from their native grasslands and plant them in expensive faux-habitat exhibits in the U.S.
Class-Action Encouragement: Barkworks’ Case Brings Puppy Mills Into FocusNovember 16, 2015
It’s difficult to imagine why we tolerate puppy mills that churn out thousands of sick dogs each year for profit.
Sentient Legislation: ALDF’s Canadian Province Rankings Motivate ChangeOctober 21, 2015
In June 2015, ALDF released its eighth annual ranking of Canada’s provinces and territories based on the strength of their animal protection legislation.
Legally Brief: The Cruel Mechanics of Cecil’s Agonizing DeathSeptember 1, 2015
In June of this year, Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, paid $50,000 to a professional hunting guide in Zimbabwe. Palmer later claimed that he believed this fee would give him…
Legally Brief: Animals in EntertainmentAugust 11, 2015
Barnum bought Jumbo the elephant from the London Zoo in 1882 and had her shipped across the Atlantic so he could haul her across the country in chains as a spectacle for profit.
Legally Brief: 5 Ways ALDF Is Challenging Factory Farming of AnimalsApril 23, 2015
Here are 5 ways the Animal Legal Defense Fund is challenging factory farming’s free ride:
Legally Brief: ALDF Leads the Way in Farmed Animal LitigationApril 2, 2015
When I became executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund 15 years ago, one of the first things I did was commit to developing ALDF’s litigation team.
Legally Brief: L.A. Animal Law SymposiumFebruary 5, 2015
Recently, we told you about the shocking results of an investigation of horrendous cruelty to animals used in taxpayer-funded, government-supported experiments.
Legally Brief: Animal Protection and Human Population GrowthJanuary 15, 2015
In the past 50 years, my own lifetime, the human population has more than doubled from about 3.2 billion to more than 7 billion. This raises some pressing questions.