Mendocino County Suspends Contract with Rogue Federal Wildlife-Killing ProgramApril 13, 2015
County will review tactics of Wildlife Services, which kills millions of wild animals annually.
Breeding Facility Forces Illegal, Gruesome Surgeries on Pregnant Monkeys at Florida CompoundApril 2, 2015
In experiments that sound straight out of the dark ages, Hendry County, Florida’s Primate Products, a monkey-breeding facility supposed to be restricted to breeding monkeys, has instead been performing crude surgeries on pregnant animals for profit.
Court Rules Navy War Games Violate Law Protecting Whales and DolphinsApril 1, 2015
U.S. District Court deems that nearly 9.6 million underwater assaults on whales and dolphins were improperly assessed as “negligible.”
Army Corps to Blow Cormorants Out of the Sky—Can You Help?March 24, 2015
If you are a lover of the Columbia River’s birds, the Animal Legal Defense Fund needs your help in putting a stop to this slaughter.
American Bar Association Protects Animals and Public SafetyMarch 9, 2015
The ABA puts its full endorsement behind the policy position that ownership of dangerous wild animals should be banned throughout the U.S.
Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Lawsuit over Illegal Permitting of Monkey Breeding Facility Moves ForwardMarch 5, 2015
Hendry County court refuses to dismiss lawsuit regarding secretive approval of breeding facility for biomedical research.
Ringling to Phase Out Circus Elephants!March 5, 2015
On March 5, 2015, we all woke up to historic news that may not have been believable had it not been reported on virtually every major news network across the United States: Ringling Bros. announced that it is finally eliminating the use of elephants from its circus by 2018.
Protect Exotic Animals in Las Vegas!February 27, 2015
Clark County Commissioners are meeting on Wednesday, March 4 to consider revoking the zoning permits for Keith Evans to house exotic animals. ALDF needs your help to make sure the interests of these and other animals are protected!
Captive Elephants Need Better ProtectionsFebruary 26, 2015
Any time elephants and humans share the same space, whether in a zoo, at a circus, or at a county fair, elephants are likely to suffer.
No More Concrete Cage – Lawsuit Wins Permanent Sanctuary for Ricky the BearFebruary 9, 2015
Lawsuit convinces shop owner to finally release Ricky the bear to wild animal sanctuary.
Endangered Listing Could Lead to Retirement for Lone Orca at SeaquariumFebruary 4, 2015
ALDF, PETA petition pays off: Lolita to gain protected status under endangered species act.
Reckless California Killing Contests Continue Despite Ban on PrizesFebruary 3, 2015
The rural town of Adin, California will hold its annual coyote killing spree despite the 2014 ban on prizes for killing furbearing animals in contests.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Brief In Legal Appeal Against L.A. Zoo’s Controversial Elephant ExhibitFebruary 2, 2015
Trial court agrees exhibit causes suffering; ALDF asks court of appeal to send elephants to sanctuary.
Rest in Peace, ArchieJanuary 15, 2015
The responsibility for Archie's death lies with those who held him captive, but still the questions linger.
California Fish & Game Prohibits Prizes for Killing ContestsDecember 3, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that early this morning the California Fish and Game Commission approved a motion to prohibit the financial rewards that encourage “killing contests.”