Tag: Legally Brief

The Sixth Extinction

May 15, 2017
We are, in fact, living in what scientists have come to describe as the “sixth extinction,” – the sixth time in the history of our planet that species have disappeared at such a rapid pace.

Legally Brief: The Mother of Animal Law

March 24, 2017
March is Women’s History Month—an appropriate time to express our thanks and reverence for the vision, courage and diligence of the “mother of animal law.”

2016 Highlights

January 19, 2017
In 2016, three cases in particular highlight the importance and the broad range of our continuous work on behalf of animals.

Live Animal Mascots: A Tradition of Exploitation, Not Conservation

January 13, 2017
All tigers are classified as endangered species. They need meaningful conservation, not exploitation for entertainment.

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Mother Dogs from Puppy Mill Neglect

December 2, 2016
Puppy mills in Pennsylvania are now required to provide all dogs with safe, comfortable flooring and with free access to fresh air and room to exercise.

Legally Brief: Animal Law Conference 2016

November 8, 2016
The 24th annual Animal Law Conference in New York City was attended by law students, attorneys and animal advocates.

SALDF Fostering Growth for Next Generation of Animal Advocates

July 21, 2016
With 190 chapters established in the U.S. and 22 internationally, ALDF’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter program has taken law schools by storm.

Scales Tilt Toward Justice for Animals Abused in Research Labs

July 6, 2016
Historic USDA penalty may signify a willingness to actively prosecute corporate animal abusers.

Legally Brief: Behind Closed Doors, Beneath the Law

June 6, 2016
Farmed animals in the U.S. receive virtually no protection under federal law except for regulations of the way they are transported and slaughtered.

Legally Brief: Leaders in Animal Law Gather in Los Angeles

May 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’t

April 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 Mills

April 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 Confinement

March 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 Voiceless

February 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 Law

December 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.

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