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State Animal Protection Laws Ranked: Oregon is #1, North Dakota #50

State Animal Protection Laws Ranked: Oregon is #1, North Dakota #50

Animal Legal Defense Fund Publishes 2023 State Rankings Report
Endorsement for New Course Outlining Veterinarians Role in Animal Cruelty Investigations

Endorsement for New Course Outlining Veterinarians Role in Animal Cruelty Investigations

Two Animal Legal Defense Fund staff members are joined by an expert forensic veterinarian as instructors with decades of experience in animal cruelty investigations
New York Ends Wildlife Killing Contests

New York Ends Wildlife Killing Contests

State becomes the 10th in the U.S. to ban inhumane competitions for killing native wildlife
Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Votes in Favor of a Rodeo Ban Ordinance

Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Votes in Favor of a Rodeo Ban Ordinance

Actress Kate Mara joins the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Los Angeles animal advocates in support of ordinance to protect animals from six cruel rodeo practices
Legal Petition Urges USDA to Adopt Comprehensive Regulatory Framework for Wildlife Services Program
Wildlife Services’ failures have been extensively documented for decades, yet the program has refused to substantially change its practices
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Provisions of Wisconsin’s So-called Hunter Harassment Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses lower court’s decision, ruling that the challenged provisions violate the First Amendment
Court Rules Craigslist Puppy Sellers Illegally Neglected Animals, Defrauded Families

Court Rules Craigslist Puppy Sellers Illegally Neglected Animals, Defrauded Families

Court bans traffickers from selling dogs, awards damages of $200,000+
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review North Carolina Ag-Gag Law

Denial upholds lower court’s decision affirming constitutionality of undercover investigations and whistleblowing

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