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Amicus Briefs Filed Urging Oregon Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit on Behalf of Abused Horse

The amicus briefs from notable experts including Harvard University’s Laurence H. Tribe filed in support of neglected horse’s lawsuit against his former abuser
Justice for Animals Fundraiser on January 26, 2023

Justice for Animals Fundraiser on January 26, 2023

Join co-host Jackson Galaxy, comedian Nikki Glaser, and other special guests
Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award 2022 Honorees Announced

Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award 2022 Honorees Announced

The awardees helped on several critical Animal Legal Defense Fund cases
Big Cat Public Safety Act Signed Into Law

Big Cat Public Safety Act Signed Into Law

The law will help end the rampant abuse of tigers and other big cats in captivity by banning private possession
The New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Act was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul

The New York Puppy Mill Pipeline Act was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul

This landmark legislation prohibits the sale of puppies, kittens, and rabbits in retail stores across New York
Transparency in Depopulation Act Introduced in the U.S House to Prohibit Funding Egregious Method of Mass Killing Farmed Animals

Transparency in Depopulation Act Introduced in the U.S House to Prohibit Funding Egregious Method of Mass Killing Farmed Animals

Bill bans federal funding for ventilation shutdown, which causes heatstroke and suffocation
140 Public Interest Groups Urge USDA Against Inflation Reduction Act Funding Subsidizing Factory Farm Gas Industry

140 Public Interest Groups Urge USDA Against Inflation Reduction Act Funding Subsidizing Factory Farm Gas Industry

Factory farm gas production subsidizes corporations that have a long history of profiting from pollution at the public’s expense
Big Cat Public Safety Act Passes the U.S. Senate in Victory for Animals

Big Cat Public Safety Act Passes the U.S. Senate in Victory for Animals

The bill helps end the rampant abuse of tigers and other big cats in captivity by banning private possession
USDA to Strengthen Tracking of Animal Deaths at Licensed Facilities Following Legal Petition
Animal Legal Defense Fund petition for rulemaking spurs reporting improvements: Forms will be revised to ensure AWA licensees maintain complete records of all animal deaths.
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Neglected horse sued former abuser for damages caused by animal cruelty

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