Tag: USDA Archives | Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Advocates Announce Intent to Sue Maryland Roadside Zoo for Violating Endangered Species Act and State Animal Cruelty Law

April 24, 2018
The notice letter offers to assist with the relocation of the animals to sanctuaries but cautions that the Animal Legal Defense Fund will file the lawsuit if illegal conditions persist.

Protecting Puerto Rico’s Captive Animals

April 9, 2018
Puerto Rico’s only official zoo, Dr. Juan A. Rivero National Zoological Park, gained international attention last year for its abysmal conditions.

Stopping Cruel High-Speed Pig Slaughter

April 5, 2018
While the largest meat companies stand to profit from this privatized, speeded-up pig slaughter, animals, consumers, and slaughterhouse workers will pay a steep price.

UPDATE: USDA Records Blackout Litigation: Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Opening Brief Appealing the Dismissal of Lawsuit Against USDA

February 2, 2018
Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed its opening brief, appealing the dismissal of its lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) animal welfare report blackout.

Urge the USDA to Shut Down Cruel Breeding Facility

January 24, 2018
Tell the USDA to revoke Ruby Fur Farm’s license, issue the maximum penalty allowable against the fur farm for its violations, and end all procurement contracts. 

URGENT: Tell the USDA to Provide Basic Protections for Farmed Animals

January 12, 2018
We have to act now – the USDA is only accepting comments through January 17.

USDA Revokes Iowa Roadside Zoo’s Exhibitor License and Issues $10,000 Penalty

December 5, 2017
This decision comes as a result of a campaign led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund to expose the suffering and neglect of animals at Cricket Hollow.

USDA Must Defend Reissuance of License to Law-Violating Roadside Zoo, Court Says

October 4, 2017
Animal Legal Defense Fund scores significant victory against USDA rubberstamp license renewal.

Joint Comment Letter Opposes National Chicken Council Petition

September 21, 2017
Granting the petition would endanger worker safety, threaten food safety, and increase the inhumane treatment and death of birds by means other than slaughter.

Case Update: Fighting USDA for Animal Welfare Records

September 21, 2017
Forcing animal protection organizations to rely on FOIA requests is a significant burden that takes months, even years, to process.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Appeals Dismissal of Lawsuit Against USDA Over Blackout of Animal Welfare Records

September 13, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund appealed a court’s recent decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the USDA for removing tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the agency’s website.

Animal Coalition Pledges to Appeal Dismissal of USDA Animal Welfare Blackout Lawsuit

August 15, 2017
The lawsuit charges that the USDA’s removal of tens of thousands of animal welfare records violates both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Motion to Restore USDA Animal Welfare Documents

March 29, 2017
Coalition Seeks Court Order Requiring Renewed Public Access to USDA Databases

Coalition of Animal Protection Organizations Sues USDA for Animal Welfare Blackout

February 22, 2017
Lawsuit argues removal of online animal welfare records violates the Freedom of Information Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.

Help Us Fight Back – Critical Animal Welfare Reports Removed From USDA Website

February 9, 2017
The Animal Legal Defense Fund intends to sue to compel the USDA to stop hiding this information.

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