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
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
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.
Complaint alleges Cricket Hollow Zoo routinely violates state cruelty laws by neglecting hundreds of animalsSeptember 27, 2018 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
PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS v MIAMI SEAQUARIUM
Turtle Island Foods v Richardson
Justice v Gwendolyn Vercher