2024 Highlights

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Ryder the horse collapsed on 9th Street in New York City

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puppy mill

lucky the elephant


2016 Highlights

If we care about dogs and police officers, we owe it to them to demand fully funded comprehensive training programs for all officers. Every officer needs to be comfortable coming into contact with dogs, and be prepared with non-lethal strategies to interact with them.
— Stephen Wells, Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director


2015 Highlights

black bear

There was concern in South Carolina that if the reward [leading to an arrest] was too big, the perpetrator might turn himself in to collect the award because the downside of being convicted [of animal cruelty] is so ridiculously low compared to other states.
— Scott Heiser, Director of Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program