Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Abuse
Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Abuse is a guidebook on safer communities, safer families, and being an effective voice for animal victims. Peer reviewed by Diane Balkin, Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorney, this guidebook serves to equip prosecutors with the tools that they need to effectively respond to complaints, gather evidence, take cases to trial, and ensure meaningful sentences for animal abusers.
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the industry’s constitutional challenge in its entirety, and forbade the plaintiffs from trying to renew those claims.January 15, 2020 News
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for issuing a final rule allowing pig slaughterhouses nationwide to police themselves and kill pigs at very high line speeds.January 13, 2020 News
Ask your state legislators to provide an opportunity for dogs and cats used in research to find loving homes once their time in a research laboratory has come to an end by supporting An Act Protecting Research Animals.January 12, 2020 Action Alert