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.
Historic Lawsuit Targets Government Inaction on Climate Change, Violating Constitutional Right to Liberty
Family, Not Property: How One Woman Is Using Her Dog’s Tragic Death to Raise Awareness About the Legal Status of Animals
Historic Lawsuit Targets Government Inaction on Climate Change, Violating Constitutional Right to LibertyLawsuit aims to ensure that the government protect the environment for the benefit of animals, thus making laws that are more protective of humans.October 19, 2018 Press Release
Family, Not Property: How One Woman Is Using Her Dog’s Tragic Death to Raise Awareness About the Legal Status of AnimalsIt's been exactly one year since Loni Edwards' beloved dog Chloe died due to medical error while undergoing a veterinary procedure at a Blue Pearl veterinary hospital in Manhattan, and the passage of time hasn't eased Edwards' pain.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund joins a coalition of animal and environmental protection groups in a lawsuit aimed at protecting communities from the toxic pollution produced by factory farms.October 22, 2018 News
On September 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1249, making California the first state to ban the sale of most cosmetics tested on animals. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2020.October 15, 2018 Animal Law Update
“ I think the public has made the decision that going and seeing the performance of orcas, that day has come and gone.”Florida State Representative Jared Moskowitz
PETA v Miami Seaquarium
Turtle Island Foods v Richardson
Justice v Gwendolyn Vercher