Tag: Legally Brief
Building Bridges: Animals, the Environment, and Fighting Climate ChangeApril 10, 2014
Animal agriculture is harming our planet. The fact is, our industrial-scale consumption of animals is one of the leading contributors to climate change.
Legally Brief: Felony Laws are a Victory for AnimalsMarch 27, 2014
Felony penalties play a crucial role in the criminal justice system when it comes to fighting animal abuse.
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).
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.
Legally Brief: No Zoo Animal is “Surplus”February 13, 2014
This week, animal advocates around the world were horrified to learn of a Danish zoo that slaughtered a giraffe and then fed him to lions in front of children.
Legally Brief: Taking Out the Gag in Ag Gag LegislationJanuary 30, 2014
Huge news this week! Ag gag and the King Amendment are being taken down.
Legally Brief: Animals Freezing to Death Outdoors in the Polar VortexJanuary 16, 2014
With record-breaking chills, the “polar vortex” has meant dogs left outdoors have been subjected to brutal cold.
Animals Were Harmed – the Suffering of Animals Who Entertain UsJanuary 3, 2014
The entertainment industry makes a lot of money displaying animals for our amusement. That’s why animals appear regularly in movies, commercials, amusement parks, even remote truck stops or pitiful roadside zoos.
Legally Brief: “Extreme” Animal ExploitationNovember 21, 2013
In pursuit of the next new thing, the next thrilling adventure, the next risky endeavor, some are turning to extreme animal sports like running from bulls.
Legally Brief: How to Be a Voice for the VoicelessNovember 7, 2013
This Election, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is hosting a week of action regarding the Animal Bill of Rights. One of the most powerful ways to lend your voice to the cause of animal rights is to speak up for animals in public forums.
Legally Brief: The Government’s Secret War on WildlifeSeptember 26, 2013
A secretive government agency out of control, killing for the sake of killing… not a far-fetched fiction, but rather the reality within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services.
Legally Brief: Truth in AdvertisingSeptember 19, 2013
As the preeminent legal advocate for animals, the Animal Legal Defense Fund opposes the exploitation and abuse of animals.
Legally Brief: Bears are People TooAugust 28, 2013
On a recent trip to Alaska, once my home for nine years, I had the chance to spend five days watching bears fish for salmon at a creek in the southeastern part of the state.
Legally Brief: The Greenwashing of Factory FarmsJuly 5, 2013
Seeming ecologically sound, rather than being so, is greenwashing. And that is just what Tyson is doing when they only make cosmetic changes to their website, rather than to the treatment of animals on their factory farms.
Legally Brief: The Fate of Animal Cruelty in U.S. Agricultural BillsJune 21, 2013
Farmed animals have shockingly few legal protections from abuse. There are no federal laws protecting farmed animals while they are raised and many state laws have been modified to exempt farmed animals from animal cruelty statutes as well, leaving their treatment entirely "beyond the law."