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.
Maryland Residents, Ask Your Maryland Legislators to Enact HB 213/SB 143 to Protect Rays from Killing Contests
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