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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Lawsuit Filed Demanding USDA Respond to Petition Seeking Aid for Abandoned Animals

The petition asserts animal relocation procedures must accompany USDA license revocation and termination proceedings
Nischala the tiger at Tiger Creek

Notice of Intent to Sue Sent to Tiger Creek for Violating Endangered Species Act

The Act has authority to protect federally endangered and threatened animals such as the tigers, lions, and ring-tailed lemurs enduring inadequate treatment at Tiger Creek
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San Francisco Fur Ban Stands After Appeal is Dropped

International Fur Trade Federation agreed to dismiss its appeal, ending case in decisive victory for animals
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RICO Lawsuit Filed Against Puppy Mill Broker JAKS Puppies and Its Ring of Associates

Class-action lawsuit alleges thousands in California purchased dogs under the false belief they were rescue animals
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Tofurky and Plant Based Foods Association Team Up to Challenge Unconstitutional Oklahoma Censorship Label Law

Lawsuit asserts the law creates a patchwork of standards that threaten to preclude nationwide sales for plant-based meat producers
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An international fight to protect Pablo Escobar’s hippos from slaughter results in a U.S. federal court order recognizing animals can be “interested persons
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Lawsuit Settlement Reveals USDA Intended to Slaughter 1,000 Additional Geese in Denver

The USDA fought to keep the numbers hidden from public view, ultimately paying $15,000 in attorneys fees in settlement
Court Holds Cricket Hollow Zoo Owners in Contempt for Removing Animals Designated for Rescue in Violation of Court Order

Court Holds Cricket Hollow Zoo Owners in Contempt for Removing Animals Designated for Rescue in Violation of Court Order

The judge imposed monetary fines totaling $70,000 or alternatively a jail sentence of 140 days
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Short Film Released Following Three Appellate Court Decisions Concerning Ag-Gag Challenges

Edie Falco narrates the Animal Legal Defense Fund film demanding transparency in factory farming
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Appeals Court Sends Hormel “Natural Choice” Deceptive Advertising Case to Trial

D.C. Court of Appeals rules Animal Legal Defense Fund can pursue its claims

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