The legal voice for all animals
The Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors in their fight against animal cruelty, supports animal protection legislation, and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the field of animal law.
The gift of more than $1 million will fund the program over the next four yearsSeptember 28, 2023 Press Release
The victory follows the passage of a factory farming law and efforts to curtail the construction of new mega dairies in the stateSeptember 8, 2023 News
Lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and The Good Food Institute asserts that the law imposes unclear and vague standards on plant-based meat producersSeptember 5, 2023 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has directly advocated for and supported the two bills in Oregon, which will help protect animalsAugust 1, 2023 News
“ Animal cruelty does not occur in a vacuum, and the failure to fully examine its origins would likely lead to future criminal acts and the continued cycle of abuse and violence.”Hon. H. Lee Chitwood, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Pulaski, VA
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Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Olympic Game Farm
Iowa Pork Producers Association v. Bonta
Rise for Animals v. USDA