It is the mission of the Animal Legal Defense Fund to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. To support that mission, the Animal Legal Defense Fund strives to create an office atmosphere that encourages and supports the best practices and products available to reduce the suffering of and harm to nonhuman animals.
Consistent with this mission, the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s staff and volunteers agree that they will not introduce into any Animal Legal Defense Fund office, or at any Animal Legal Defense Fund function outside the office (e.g., staff lunches, meetings, etc.), products that are derived, in whole or in part, from an animal. Such products include, but are not limited to, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products (including milk, yogurt, and cheese), leather, and wool. This prohibition does not apply to products to be used for the purpose of educating the public about animal cruelty.
In addition, the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s staff and volunteers will not purchase products that are tested on animals for use in any Animal Legal Defense Fund office or Animal Legal Defense Fund function.
To minimize its organizational impact on the environment, the Animal Legal Defense Fund strives to reduce consumption of durable and consumable goods; we will reuse or purchase used or recycled products rather than new products, and we will recycle as much solid waste as possible.
It is our goal through this policy both to minimize actual harm done to all animals and their/our environment and to demonstrate and promote the availability and utility of cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly products and services.