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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Petition urges recordkeeping of all deaths and reporting to the agency every three years from Animal Welfare Act licensees
Following the dismissal of Justice’s case upheld on appeal, the Animal Legal Defense Fund continues to seek accountability under the law.

Seventy-One Percent of NYC Voters Support a Ban on Horse and Carriage Rides According to New Poll

The new poll showing overwhelming support for a horse-drawn carriage ban follows a viral video of an elderly 28 to 30-year-old horse named Ryder collapsing on a New York City street
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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
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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