Animal Legal Defense Fund Publishes 2018 State Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report

Illinois ranks #1 and Kentucky #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.


Animal Advocates Sue Pet Store and Phony Rescue Operation for Illegal Puppy Laundering Scheme

Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the Animal Kingdom pet store and purported rescue group Bark Adoptions for engaging in a puppy laundering scheme to unlawfully circumvent the California law that bans the sale of dogs.
March 5, 2019 Companion Animals

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


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