The Animal Legal Defense Fund has numerous resources for law professionals interested in the field of animal law.
- We work with pro bono coordinators interested in developing animal law volunteer opportunities at their firms.
- We assist bar association members interested in forming committees and/or sections that deal exclusively with animal law
- We provide access to our resources and expertise, including model laws, pleading summaries, and research tools.
To join our Volunteer Attorney Network, please fill out our attorney membership application.
If you are already an attorney member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and would like to update your membership information, you can do so on our attorney member update form.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and mounting criticism of the dog meat trade from Chinese citizens, the national government of China has issued draft guidelines to reclassify dogs from “livestock” to “companion animals.”May 20, 2020 Animal Law Update
In the U.S., some municipalities are grappling with whether pigs kept as companions should be allowed in residential areas that exclude animals legally defined as “livestock.”May 20, 2020 Animal Law Update
‘Tiger King’ could have been a change agent. Despite the impetus of the 5-year project — finding a big cat in someone’s white van in the heat of summer — a deliberate choice was made not to focus on the tigers at all. Their story remains untold.May 11, 2020 Legally Brief