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 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 Press Release
Judgment will expose abusive and unsanitary conditions at egg farmsJanuary 29, 2019 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund has appealed an Oregon state court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a horse named Justice against his abuser. Justice’s lawsuit seeks to recover the costs of his ongoing medical care, his pain and suffering caused by the abuse.January 22, 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