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?
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is in the courtroom every day, fighting for the legal system to recognize that animals are more than property. But we need your help.
Most people don’t even know animals’ legal status—and if you don’t know there is a problem, you don’t know it needs fixing! So, we are raising awareness through a new social media campaign! Join our “I Am Not Property” campaign by following the steps below.
Simply print out the “I Am Not Property” sign, write in something that describes your animal buddy, take a photo, and post it on social media with the hashtag #NotProperty.
Print the sign in color or black and white.
Don’t forget to tag the Animal Legal Defense Fund so we can share your photo with our supporters.
Animal protection advocate and actress Kim Basinger sent a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster with an urgent request the company end all animal posts on its platform.January 25, 2021 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund files amicus brief in divorce case concerning custody and visitation of companion animalsJanuary 20, 2021 Press Release
As the Animal Legal Defense Fund combats dogfighting by working with state officials to create stronger laws and more effective penalties for those who engage in this crime, we’re also hard at work to ensure the best possible outcomes for dogfighting victims.August 5, 2020 News