Tag: Wildlife

ALDF Offers $20K Reward to Help Find Dog Poisoner

March 7, 2014
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is adding $10,000 to a reward offer from the Center for Biological Diversity, to bring the total to $20,000, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in an illegal and cruel act of dog poisoning in Blue Lake, California.

ALDF Speaks Out For Captive Bears

February 15, 2014
Congress passed the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) more than forty years ago to ensure that animals used for exhibition purposes receive humane care and treatment.

Legally Brief: No Zoo Animal is “Surplus”

February 13, 2014
This week, animal advocates around the world were horrified to learn of a Danish zoo that slaughtered a giraffe and then fed him to lions in front of children.

The Lost Whale

February 6, 2014
This week in ALDF’s Animal Book Club, we are reading The Lost Whale: the True Story of an Orca Named Luna, by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm.

Orphaned Elephants in Kenya: Precious Lives in the Balance

February 3, 2014
Ready for a whole lot of cute? Check out this video of the orphaned baby elephants, and learn why they became orphaned to begin with.

ALDF Calls For Shut Down of North Carolina’s Horrific Roadside Zoos

February 3, 2014
Federal Inspection Records Expose Tar-Heel State’s Law-Breaking Animal Exhibitor

PETA, ALDF Push Forward in Suit against Feds for Renewing Menagerie’s License

January 29, 2014
Jambbas Ranch's Temporary License Suspension Not Enough—Cruel Facility Must Lose License Entirely, Say Groups

Sport and Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation

January 29, 2014
If auctioning off a permit to hunt a critically endangered rhino in Namibia doesn't feel like conservation to you, it's because it's not.

Federal Agency’s New Action May Mean Release for Orca at Seaquarium

January 24, 2014
Lolita to Gain Protected Status Following PETA, ALDF Petition

Caltrans to Remove Bird-killing Nets at Highway Project, Vows to Use Safer Methods

January 16, 2014
Lawsuit Settlement Will Reduce Impacts on Nesting Swallows in Petaluma

Animal Rights Groups File Restraining Order to Stop Oregon Coyote Killing Contest

January 16, 2014
Animal Legal Defense Fund, Project Coyote Take to Courts to Stop Illegal Gambling, Shut Down Coyote Hunt

On the Ground for Elephants in Kenya

January 7, 2014
In December, I traveled to Kenya to attend the first National Judicial Dialogue on Wildlife and Environmental Crimes.

In Memoriam: Dr. Mel Richardson

January 6, 2014
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a dear friend of the animals and of ALDF. Dr. Mel Richardson, affectionately known as Dr. Mel to his friends and colleagues, passed away on January 2 at the age of 63.

Animals Were Harmed – the Suffering of Animals Who Entertain Us

January 3, 2014
The entertainment industry makes a lot of money displaying animals for our amusement. That’s why animals appear regularly in movies, commercials, amusement parks, even remote truck stops or pitiful roadside zoos.

Environmentalism as a Form of Animal Rights

December 23, 2013
As the field of animal law grows, with more classes, books, cases on file and precedent, many wonder how animal law relates to the field of environmental law, which is similar in many ways.

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