Farmed Animal Cruelty Prosecution Guides
A Resource for Prosecutors and Other Law Enforcement Officials - Illinois and Florida
The goal of these Guides is to assist prosecutors and law enforcement agents at all levels of government with the various stages—from crime scene to courtroom—of animal cruelty cases involving farmed animals.
In an effort to support prosecutors in holding offenders accountable for cruel conduct, this Guide explains which laws apply to farmed animals, and how to apply them when building a successful criminal cruelty case.
Illinois has the strongest animal protection laws in the country. The 2018 Farmed Animals Prosecution Guide is designed for prosecutors in Illinois, and is password protected. To request the password, please contact email@example.com.
The 2019 Farmed Animals Prosecution Guide is designed for prosecutors in Florida, and is password protected. To request the password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering our assistance in investigating the death of a zebra who died after being left out in last week's record breaking subzero weather in northern Indiana. We also renew our call for stronger animal protection laws.February 14, 2019 News
In January 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in partnership with the Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted the first-ever formal judicial convening focused on animal cruelty cases.February 13, 2019 News
Animal Legal Defense Fund has appealed an Oregon state court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a horse named Justice against his abuser. Justice’s lawsuit seeks to recover the costs of his ongoing medical care, his pain and suffering caused by the abuse.January 22, 2019 Press Release