The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

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Joaquin Phoenix Responds to Industrial Animal Agriculture’s Greenwashing of Factory Farm ‘Biogas’

Animal Legal Defense Fund and Phoenix partner to expose dangers of this emerging industry gaining traction with considerable investments from government entities
The $25,000 scholarship and paid clerkship is available to first and second-year law students at Howard University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Florida A&M College of Law.

Precedent-Setting Victory Solidifies Attorney’s Fee Shifting for Successful Endangered Species Act Lawsuits

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision determining the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s lawsuit successfully furthers the purpose of the Endangered Species Act
Bald eagle mother with baby eaglet in nest
Court vacates rules that violated the Endangered Species Act while federal government reviews
Animal Exploiter: Jason Clay

Animal Exploiter: Jason Clay

Animals, human workers, and visitors have been harmed by violations at Clay’s Texas roadside zoos
Animals Suffer for Fireworks; More Localities Are Implementing Bans

Animals Suffer for Fireworks; More Localities Are Implementing Bans

Companion, farmed, and wild animals have been lost, injured, or killed during fireworks displays
Carolina Dog puppy

California Court of Appeals Affirms SPCAs Can Enforce State Animal Cruelty Laws

Animal Legal Defense Fund utilized California Corporations Code 10404 to circumvent illegal conditions at Vallejo puppy mill
Red Wolf
Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for illegally shooting and killing a red wolf in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.
Sad macque baby with mother in a cage

Evidence Shows University of Wisconsin-Madison Illegally Censors Critics of Animal Testing

Animal Legal Defense Fund files motion for summary judgement with damning evidence against the university
Dolphins swimming in the ocean

$5,000 Reward for Information Regarding Dolphin Stabbed to Death in Gulf of Mexico

Animal Legal Defense Fund offers reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction