Tag: Legislation

Update from the ALDF Legislative Affairs Program

October 7, 2015
It has been a busy year for ALDF’s Legislative Affairs Department!

A Voice for the Voiceless: Interview with Dana Campbell

November 13, 2014
Last month, ALDF sat down with Dana Campbell at the 2014 Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she is an adjunct professor of animal law and teaches classes about the link between human and nonhuman animal violence.

Quebec Remains Best Province to be an Animal Abuser

June 22, 2014
Animal Legal Defense Fund’s 2014 report ranks laws across the country, calls for improved farmed animal protection.

Truck Stop Tiger Could Be Denied Legal Protections with New Louisiana Bill

April 22, 2014
Special exemption would keep tiger at Gross Tete truck stop; advocates urge immediate action.

Ending Orca Captivity One Law at a Time

April 3, 2014
There is much great work to be done litigating on behalf of animals. Unfortunately, animals have far fewer protections than they need within our current legal framework.

All 50 States Now Have Felony Animal Cruelty Provisions!

March 14, 2014
On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the final state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty.

Wisconsin’s “Windchill’s Law” Reintroduced

March 9, 2012

Last year, “Windchill’s Law” was introduced in the Wisconsin Senate, but it fizzled as the legislative session ended. Named in honor of an abused colt, Northland’s NewsCenter reports that, “the…

Tom Vilsack Appointed Secretary of Agriculture

December 17, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama has selected former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to head the Department of Agriculture. Vilsack has an animal-friendly record relative to some of the other candidates who had…

The Candidates on Animals

September 22, 2008

­­I’ve decided that I’m going to be like Angelina Jolie. [If you’ve seen what I look like, you’re likely asking “how ya gonna pull that off?”] What I mean is,…

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