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 files motion for summary judgement with damning evidence against the universityMay 19, 2022 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund offers reward for information leading to the arrest and convictionMay 3, 2022 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint urging the USDA to investigate and enforce the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and its implementing regulations to decline to re-issue the exhibitor license of Pennsylvania roadside zoo, Claws ‘N’ Paws.May 3, 2022 Press Release
The court denying review of the case cements the Animal Legal Defense Fund-led coalition victory in Kansas for animal protection, food safety, and worker safetyApril 26, 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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