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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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
The Animal Legal Defense Fund Accepts Gift Supporting the Animal Legal Education Initiative
The gift of more than $1 million will fund the program over the next four years
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Oregon Ends Wildlife Killing Contests

Oregon joins eight other states that have banned wildlife killing contests
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Easterday Family Ceases Attempt to Acquire Permitting for 30,000-Cow Mega Dairy in Oregon

The victory follows the passage of a factory farming law and efforts to curtail the construction of new mega dairies in the state
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Tofurky Challenges Unconstitutional Texas Label Censorship Law

Lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and The Good Food Institute asserts that the law imposes unclear and vague standards on plant-based meat producers
Lolita the Orca Dies at the Miami Seaquarium

Lolita the Orca Dies at the Miami Seaquarium

Captured from her wild family as a juvenile, Lolita endured decades of inhumane conditions, spurring protests and numerous legal actions to help her.
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Animal Legal Defense Fund attorneys were selected for their outstanding contribution to the field of animal ethics
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Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a false claims lawsuit against Holden Farms. Allegations include violating federal and state laws banning “garbage feeding” and state animal cruelty law.
Oregon Governor Signs Bill into Law to Fund Animal Cruelty Special Prosecutor

Oregon Governor Signs Bill into Law to Fund Animal Cruelty Special Prosecutor

The Animal Legal Defense Fund provided funding for the groundbreaking program starting in 2013
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Oregon Governor Signs Animal Protection Bills into Law

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has directly advocated for and supported the two bills in Oregon that will help protect animals

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