Tag: Legally Brief

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.

Putting the Spin on Flying Elephants to Omaha

November 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 Focus

November 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 Change

October 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 Death

September 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 Entertainment

August 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 Animals

April 23, 2015
Here are 5 ways the Animal Legal Defense Fund is challenging factory farming’s free ride:

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