Tag: Wildlife

Look, Don’t Touch

October 25, 2013
Dozens of facilities across the United States advertise what seems like a fun and harmless activity: allow members of the public, including children, to handle and play with exotic animals.

Sick, Neglected Animals Documented at Notorious Jambbas Ranch

October 24, 2013
PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have filed an urgent, formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that includes photographs taken by a visitor to Fayetteville-based Jambbas Ranch Tours on October 20.

Ban LA Elephant Bullhooks!

October 22, 2013
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Los Angeles City Council will be voting on a recommendation to ban the use of sharp, steel bullhooks, and other repugnant devices on elephants in any public performance.

Legally Brief: The Government’s Secret War on Wildlife

September 26, 2013
A secretive government agency out of control, killing for the sake of killing… not a far-fetched fiction, but rather the reality within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services.

Saving Moon Bears: Interview with Jill Robinson

September 25, 2013
ALDF recently spoke with Jill Robinson about Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Jill, founder of Animals Asia, has been recognized globally for her work with Animals Asia, which has established animal sanctuaries in China and Vietnam and rescued hundreds of moon bears from the “bear bile” industry.

Dolphin-Safe: Don’t Buy the Hype

September 18, 2013
Like the ocean’s tides, consumer consciousness regarding the animal welfare impacts of their purchases ebb and flow.

Indiana Coyote Penning Investigation uncovers Brutal Practices and Illegal Activity

September 5, 2013
At Least 19 States Still Allow Cruel Bloodsport

Legally Brief: Bears are People Too

August 28, 2013
On a recent trip to Alaska, once my home for nine years, I had the chance to spend five days watching bears fish for salmon at a creek in the southeastern part of the state.

Cetacean Celebration! Why Taking Action for Animals Works

August 8, 2013
We did it! Together, with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, your action helped us prevent the import of 18 wild-caught beluga whales into U.S. theme parks like SeaWorld (in Florida, Texas, and California) and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Getting Wise about Animals: the Power of Playing

July 31, 2013
As adults, many of us long for the carefree days of childhood play. But what about nonhuman animals, do they play too? Do they have fun?

Blackfish: The Movie SeaWorld Doesn’t Want You to See

July 26, 2013

Sign up now to follow ALDF’s work fighting for justice for these innocent orcas! Many people look back on their childhood and remember places like SeaWorld with fondness. They think…

How to Promote Homeland Security? Serve Justice and Fire Olson

July 15, 2013
Recently a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) center distributed a counter-terrorism bulletin to law enforcement regarding an online petition on the advocacy website Change.org.

Freedom for Bears at Chief Saunooke Bear Park

July 12, 2013
Great news has trickled out of North Carolina: Eleven bears have been removed from terrible conditions in gladiator-style bear pits and now inhabit a new sanctuary home.

Wild Monkeys Safe From Trapping in 2013

January 31, 2013

Animal Protection Groups Concerned About Future For immediate release Contact:Megan Backus, ALDF (Photo by Anne Hamilton) OCALA, FL — The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and Animal Rights Foundation of…

Last Chance To Donate To Our 2012 Annual Fund Drive

July 31, 2012

This July you may have have heard about the three animals who ALDF attorneys are dedicated to winning justice for. As a part of our 2012 Annual Fund Drive, we…

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