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Appeals Court Affirms Kansas Ag-Gag Law is Unconstitutional

Appeals Court Affirms Kansas Ag-Gag Law is Unconstitutional

Animal Legal Defense Fund-led coalition wins major victory for animal protection, food and worker safety, and the First Amendment
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Miyoko’s Victorious in First Amendment Lawsuit Against California Department of Food and Agriculture

The Animal Legal Defense Fund represented Miyoko’s Kitchen in its challenge of unconstitutional restrictions placed on plant-based dairy products’ marketing and labeling
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Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Iowa’s Revamped Ag-Gag Law

Coalition asserts the First Amendment protects investigations using video and audio recordings of factory farms
Lawsuit Prompts USDA to Revoke License from Disreputable Wildlife Trafficker and Exhibitor

Lawsuit Prompts USDA to Revoke License from Disreputable Wildlife Trafficker and Exhibitor

Following a challenge by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, USDA cancelled Robert Sawmiller’s license after evidence revealed ongoing violations for more than a decade
Precedent-Setting Victory Against Cricket Hollow Zoo for Violating Animal Cruelty Laws

Precedent-Setting Victory Against Cricket Hollow Zoo for Violating Animal Cruelty Laws

Animal Legal Defense Fund victory affirmed on appeal: Iowa roadside zoo and owners are prohibited from obtaining or owning animals under state public nuisance law
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FDA Ordered to Release Factory Farming Data on Intense Confinement of Egg Laying Hens

The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s persistent decade-long court fight will finally reveal inhumane conditions at egg farms
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Court Orders Fraudulent Puppy Traffickers to Cease Selling Animals While Case Proceeds

Preliminary relief granted in lawsuit alleging Kenney family has defrauded customers and harmed puppies in violation of California law
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Reward Increased to $25,000 Following Reports of Additional Dead Pelicans

Public reports two additional pelicans, total of 34 victims
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$5,000 Reward Offered for Information about Drone Crash in California

Animal Legal Defense Fund offers reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for operating and crash-landing a drone at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Orange County
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$5,000 Reward Offer for Information about Attacks on Pelicans in California

Animal Legal Defense Fund increases reward offer for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for attacking over 30 pelicans in Orange County, California

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