Animal Legal Defense Fund Publishes 2019 State Ranking Report

State Animal Protection Laws Ranked: Illinois is #1, Mississippi #50

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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.


Monkeys Rescued from Squalid Roadside Zoo Arrive at Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

Three baboons and two macaques removed from Cricket Hollow Zoo are transferred to primate sanctuary, following Animal Legal Defense Fund lawsuit
March 24, 2020 Captive Animals

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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