From Farmhouse to Courthouse: Applying Animal Cruelty Law on Behalf of Farmed Animals 2019
Farmed animals feature in some of the oldest known legal cases. Despite the venerable history of farmed animals within the law, these animals are all too often thought of as being entirely excluded from the protection of animal cruelty legislation.
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Staff Attorney David B. Rosengard as he dismantles this myth, exploring the ways that cruelty law can be deployed on behalf of farmed animals – and avenues towards expanding what those protections offer.
A federal judge ruled that a lawsuit brought in February 2020 by seven animal protection groups against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can move forward.June 29, 2021 Press Release
Chelsea Handler, Ethan Hawke, Bill Maher, and Dozens of Celebrities Urge New Jersey Legislators to Ban Gestation and Veal CratesActors Paul Wesley, Christina Ricci, Stevie Van Zandt and dozens of native and resident celebrities join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in an open letter urging the state’s legislators to end the intensive confinement of mother pigs and calves in New Jersey.May 10, 2021 Press Release
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.February 23, 2021 Press Release