Tag: Legally Brief

Legally Brief: Taking Out the Gag in Ag Gag Legislation

January 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 Vortex

January 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 Us

January 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 Exploitation

November 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 Voiceless

November 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: Animal Law Conference 2013

October 24, 2013
The Animal Legal Defense Fund will be cohosting the 21st Animal Law Conference at Stanford University this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited about this amazing event for animal advocates.

Legally Brief: The Government’s Secret War on Wildlife

September 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 Advertising

September 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 Too

August 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 Farms

July 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 Bills

June 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."

Legally Brief: Balancing the Rights of Wildlife

June 6, 2013
I have always felt a special kinship with wildlife. The wild animals whose lives and societies continue independently from human beings remind me that we are but one of many species who call our planet home.

Legally Brief: Undercover Investigations & Ag Gag Bills

May 13, 2013

Great news for animals! Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will veto a controversial ag gag bill that has received national public outcry. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has been alerting the…

The Chilling Effect of Ag Gag, a Roar for Tony, and Lolita Making a Splash at Last!

April 26, 2013

This Just In… The Animal Legal Defense Fund had a great week in our fight to protect the lives and advance the interest of animals! On April 24, 2013 the…

Legally Brief

April 12, 2013

As the days grow warmer here in Northern California, the Animal Legal Defense Fund docket is heating up with innovative ways to fight animal cruelty. ALDF launched a video series…

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