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Short Film Reveals the Cruelty and Pervasiveness of Puppy Mills as New York and other Jurisdictions Pass and Support Retail Sales Bans

Short Film Reveals the Cruelty and Pervasiveness of Puppy Mills as New York and other Jurisdictions Pass and Support Retail Sales Bans

Actress Christian Serratos narrates the Animal Legal Defense Fund film advocating for an end to puppy mills
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Hormel Settles in Deceptive Advertising Lawsuit Over “Natural Choice®” Products

Animal Legal Defense Fund’s lawsuit alleged Hormel misleads consumers with its Natural Choice® brand of lunch meats and bacon
McHenry County, Illinois Selected for Animal Cruelty Response Pilot Program

McHenry County, Illinois Selected for Animal Cruelty Response Pilot Program

The Animal Legal Defense Fund selected the county after reviewing applicants from across the country
Lawsuit Seeks to Force USDA to Recognize Its Authority to Take Possession of Animals When Agency Revokes Licenses

Lawsuit Seeks to Force USDA to Recognize Its Authority to Take Possession of Animals When Agency Revokes Licenses

The lawsuit asserts the agency must be able to remove animals if the USDA has deemed the facility unable to provide minimum standards of care set out by the Animal Welfare Act.
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George Mason University Students Urge Ban of Professional Bull Riders After Video Release

Video of downed bull with broken leg, struggling to get up, and being dragged from arena
Joaquin Phoenix, Billie Eilish, Hilary Swank, and 22 Additional Celebrities Urge the New York City Council to Ban Horse and Carriage Rides

Joaquin Phoenix, Billie Eilish, Hilary Swank, and 22 Additional Celebrities Urge the New York City Council to Ban Horse and Carriage Rides

Edie Falco, Marisa Tomei, Kate Mara, and more join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in calling for an end to this cruel industry
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Court Strikes Down Iowa Recording Ban Ag-Gag Law

Public interest coalition celebrates another win against unconstitutional law barring undercover investigations at factory farms
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Consumer Protection Law will Prohibit Financing of Puppies and Kittens in California

Predatory financing law bans loans that often trap borrowers with high interest rates
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Petition urges recordkeeping of all deaths and reporting to the agency every three years from Animal Welfare Act licensees

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