Live Animal Mascots: A Tradition of Exploitation, Not ConservationJanuary 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 SuitJanuary 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 DeathApril 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 ShowMarch 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 ViolationsMarch 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 CaptivityFebruary 11, 2016
Sets precedent for captive endangered animals around the country.
Legally Brief: Exotic Animals and the LawDecember 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 ExhibitorNovember 23, 2015
Illegal exhibition of tigers at Big Cat Encounters makes permit issuance legally improper.
ALDF Praises County Commission Unanimous Approval of Exotic Animal OrdinanceNovember 18, 2015
Ordinance balances needs of responsible exotics owners and public safety.
Cricket Hollow Zoo License SuspendedJuly 2, 2015
ALDF has learned that the United States Department of Agriculture has suspended the Cricket Hollow Zoo’s license to operate.
Students Speak Up for Tony the TigerMay 8, 2015
Animal lawyers aren’t the only ones roaring about cruelty to captive animals like Tony the tiger. Kids care too.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit against Louisiana for Violating State Constitution with New Tony the Truck Stop Tiger LawJune 25, 2014
Governor Jindal’s signature on SB 250 draws national controversy and courtroom showdown.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Iowa Zoo over Endangered Species Act ViolationsJune 11, 2014
Manchester’s cricket hollow zoo faces lawsuit over cruel, illegal conditions.
Louisiana House Passes Bill to Keep Tony the Tiger CaptiveMay 30, 2014
On May 30, 2014 the Louisiana House passed SB 250, a bill that subverts the intent of a 2006 state law prohibiting the importation and possession of big exotic cats.
Legally Brief: ALDF’s Case to Free Tony the TigerMay 22, 2014
Playing fast and loose with the law is unacceptable, no matter how deep your pockets or how tight your political connections.