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.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) over the agency’s critical redactions in a contract between the USDA’s Wildlife Services program and a Colorado slaughterhouse, outlining plans for slaughtering geese rounded up in parks across Denver.November 23, 2020 Press Release
New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release
Video shows malicious acts of violence toward cows, gross neglect of calvesOctober 8, 2020 Press Release