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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In addition to introductory animal law courses previously provided, the program will now also offer funding for more advanced courses
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Court Allows Lawsuit Against FDA to Proceed

Judge refuses to dismiss suit over the agency’s approval of controversial animal drug
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Courtroom Animal Advocate Program Bill Passes New Jersey Senate

Bill allows volunteer attorneys to advocate for animal victims in criminal cruelty cases
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State Animal Protection Laws Ranked: Maine is #1, New Mexico #50

Animal Legal Defense Fund Publishes 2020 State Ranking Report
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Lawsuit Challenges University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Censorship of Controversial Primate Research on Instagram and Facebook Accounts

Animal Legal Defense Fund represents university’s alumna and former primate research lab employee who is prohibited from engaging in protected speech on the university’s public social media accounts.
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The $25,000 scholarship is available to a second-year law student at the University, and includes a clerkship with the nonprofit
Florida Cat Breeder Accused of Animal Cruelty and Selling Sick Kittens

Florida Cat Breeder Accused of Animal Cruelty and Selling Sick Kittens

Breeding operation, Adorable Stars, sells parasite-ridden kittens suffering from severe and fatal ailments
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Kim Basinger Urges Craigslist to Ban Posts with Animals

Numerous personal stories reveal abuse and cruel treatment of animals obtained via the platform
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Washington State Court Urged to Uphold Visitation Agreement for Family Dogs in Divorce Appeal

The Animal Legal Defense Fund files amicus brief in divorce case concerning custody and visitation of companion animals
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Wisconsin Roadside Zoo Owner and Manager Banned from Possessing and Working with Animals

The court’s decision ensures Special Memories Zoo is permanently closed following Animal Legal Defense Fund lawsuit

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  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Expands Grants for Animal Law Courses

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the expansion of its Animal Law Course Grant Program to allow accredited law schools to apply for $5,000 grants to fund new introductory and advanced animal law courses, or existing courses that are in danger of being cancelled due to budget cuts.
    March 1, 2021 Press Release
  • Court Allows Lawsuit Against FDA to Proceed

    The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.
    February 23, 2021 Press Release
  • Courtroom Animal Advocate Program Bill Passes New Jersey Senate

    A Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) bill, S.2868/A.4533, which would allow law students and volunteer lawyers to advocate for animal victims in cruelty criminal cases, unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
    February 19, 2021 Press Release