As 2019 comes to an end, we’re looking back at our biggest legal victories for animals over the last year and looking ahead at what’s to come in 2020. Join Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, as he shares stories behind this year’s biggest victories. In 2019 the Animal Legal Defense Fund set precedents to help captive animals using the Endangered Species Act, played an important role in passing new laws that will help protect animals in the future and took on factory farming’s egregious abuses and practices, just to name a few!
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Federal Judge Rules USDA Acted Unlawfully in Denying Petition to Improve the Psychological Well-Being of Primates Used in ResearchOn March 23, 2023, Judge Julie Rubin of the federal district court in Maryland issued a decision, ruling that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) acted unlawfully by denying a petition for rulemaking to improve the standard for the psychological well-being of primates in researchMarch 23, 2023 News
Legal Petition Demands New York Department of Environmental Conservation Revoke Animal Adventure Park Exhibitor LicenseNumerous violations documented at the facility of inadequate animal careMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Kate Mara to Pay Adoption Fees for All Canine CellMates Dog Graduates in Need of Immediate HomesAlternative sentencing program in Fulton County, Georgia pairs shelter dogs with criminal defendants to offer both training and a second chanceMarch 16, 2023 Press Release