Animal Legal Defense Fund: 2018 Year in Review
As 2019 approaches, we’re looking back at our biggest legal victories for animals over the last 12 months. In response to our lawsuits, courts struck down key provisions of unconstitutional Ag-Gag laws in Utah and Idaho. We filed a groundbreaking lawsuit arguing that animals have the right to sue their abusers in court. And we continued to fight the removal of tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture online database.
These are just a few highlights – watch the video from Executive Director Stephen Wells to learn about all the legal advances we made for animals in 2018 thanks to your support.
Today the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota issued a critical ruling in favor of wolves’ legal protection — determining that gray wolves are not excluded from the Endangered Species Act even if they have some detectable dog genes.June 14, 2019 News
The New York City Council is considering Intro 1425, the Carriage Horse Heat Relief Bill. Intro 1425 strengthens protections for carriage horses forced to work in extreme heat. We need your help to ensure this important bill is passed.June 11, 2019 Action Alert
On Tuesday, June 4th, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and The Humane Society of the United States hosted their first joint California Humane Lobby Day. Nearly 100 animal advocates gathered in Sacramento to lobby legislators on five animal protection bills.June 5, 2019 News