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.
Today, a coalition of public interest groups, led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s new Ag-Gag law — a law that is substantively similar to an Iowa law struck down by the same federal court.April 22, 2019 Press Release
Reward Offered by Animal Legal Defense Fund for Information Leading to Arrest/ConvictionApril 11, 2019 Press Release
Dr. Juan A. Rivero National Zoological Park has been illegally operating without federal license for more than a year.April 4, 2019 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund commends Sen. José Rodriguez (D – El Paso) and Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D - Brownsville) for introducing the Possession Ban bill, SB 804/HB 2012 — which is designed to keep animals out of the possession of convicted abusers.February 25, 2019 Press Release
“ 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