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Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Landry’s Inc. for Endangered Species Act Violations

September 26, 2017
Four tigers have been housed indoors at the Downtown Aquarium for more than 13 years without adequate access to sunlight, fresh air or natural surfaces.

Don’t Let Ringling Export Big Cats for Further Exploitation

July 18, 2017
You have the right to comment on the permit application. The 30-day comment window is now open. Read over our guidelines and register your formal comment.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues USDA for Denying Tony the Tiger is an “Individual” Protected by FOIA

July 11, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture for refusing to recognize a captive tiger as an “individual” whose physical safety is at risk and refusing to expedite the organization’s public records request.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Motion for Summary Judgment to Free Tony the Tiger Once and for All

May 18, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed a motion for summary judgment that would at long last resolve the years-long legal battle over the fate of Tony the tiger.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Urges USDA Inspection for Tony the Tiger

April 11, 2017
Truck Stop Tiger’s Potential Failing Health Requires Immediate Government Intervention

Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Legal Battle to Free Tony the Tiger Moves Forward

March 28, 2017
Petition Filed to Intervene in Tony the Truck Stop Tiger Lawsuit

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.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Anti-SLAPP Motion Against Landry’s Defamation Suit

January 8, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a motion asking a Harris County judge to dismiss a baseless lawsuit filed by Landry’s Inc. and the Downtown Aquarium Inc. that claims the animal protection organization defamed Landry’s restaurant simply by publicly commenting on the long-controversial mistreatment of four white tigers.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Calls on OSHA and USDA to Impose Maximum Penalties in Palm Beach Zookeeper’s Death

April 15, 2016
Death could have been prevented with appropriate safety measures.

Animal Protection Groups Urge Dirk Arthur to Retire Big Cats From Las Vegas Magic Show

March 29, 2016
The Animal Legal Defense Fund and Keepers of the Wild Sanctuary offer assistance in rehoming big cats.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Animaland Zoological Park Over Endangered Species Act Violations

March 9, 2016
Lawsuit also charges neglect under state regulations.

ALDF Scores First Victory in an Endangered Species Act Lawsuit on Behalf of Endangered Animals in Captivity

February 11, 2016
Sets precedent for captive endangered animals around the country.

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.

Animal Protection Groups and Sanctuaries Challenge Zoning Permit for Pahrump Tiger Exhibitor

November 23, 2015
Illegal exhibition of tigers at Big Cat Encounters makes permit issuance legally improper.

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