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  • Animals in Entertainment

    Travel, confinement, and being forced to perform tricks deprive wild animals of anything that might satisfy their complex physical, behavioral, and emotional needs. Their lives constitute abuse as entertainment.
  • Products

    Unfortunately, some household products are not cruelty-free and contain animal products or were cruelly tested upon animals. Often items like makeup, hairspray, toothpaste, detergents, and shampoos have been tested on animals.
  • Animals Are So Much More Than Property

    Most Americans consider animals to be members of their family—and even best friends. So why do our laws still classify animals as property?
  • Legal Guide for Activists

    *Legal Disclaimer: The information in the guide is provided by the Animal Legal Defense Fund for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional legal advice, and legal advice and services are not being…

  • How to Help a Neighbor’s Neglected Animal

    It can be heartbreaking to see a neighbor’s animal suffering in a situation of neglect. Depending on the situation, there are various ways you can help the animal or animals involved.
  • What To Do About Substandard Conditions at Your Local Animal Shelter

    It is very disturbing when your local humane organizations are not addressing the needs of animals in your community in an effective and compassionate manner.
  • Loss, Grief, and Mourning

    It is natural and normal to experience a wide range of emotions after the loss of a beloved friend. These include but are not limited to pain, anguish, anger and loneliness, a depth of sadness never before experienced with other kinds of loss and even pain
  • Roadside Zoos

    Small, unaccredited zoos where wild and exotic animals suffer in captivity
  • Find Your Elected Officials

    Elected officials want to hear from you. This is an easy way to look up your elected officials and their contact information.
  • Working with Legislators

    Animals can’t vote, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice in the political process. You can give animals that voice! This advocacy toolkit will walk you through the basics of how to lobby for pro-animal legislation.