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 Animal Legal Defense Fund, the preeminent legal advocate for animals, released the first in a series of white papers providing policy recommendations to reduce our heightened risk from zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 and the next global pandemic, which need only a human-animal interaction to arise.June 30, 2020 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has launched a series of billboards, in English and Spanish, surrounding the JBS slaughterhouse in Greeley, Colorado — offering an online tip portal where industrial animal agriculture workers can report any concerns, including worker safety, animal abuse and depopulation, and illegal disposal of animals’ bodies.June 30, 2020 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund announced that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed on behalf of Miyoko’s Creamery (Miyoko’s).June 26, 2020 Press Release