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.
Animal Legal Defense Fund and Phoenix partner to expose dangers of this emerging industry gaining traction with considerable investments from government entitiesAugust 10, 2022 Press Release
The $25,000 scholarship and paid clerkship is available to first and second-year law students at Howard University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Florida A&M College of Law.August 8, 2022 Press Release
Precedent-Setting Victory Solidifies Attorney’s Fee Shifting for Successful Endangered Species Act LawsuitsSeventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision determining the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s lawsuit successfully furthers the purpose of the Endangered Species ActAugust 8, 2022 Press Release
U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund following its lawsuit to vacate rules imposed by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2019 under the Trump administration that weakened the Endangered Species Act (ESA).July 8, 2022 Press Release
“ 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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Iowa Pork Producers Association v. Bonta
Animal Legal Defense Fund v. USDA
Justice v Gwendolyn Vercher