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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Court Urged to Closely Scrutinize Agencies’ Redactions of Public Records

The Animal Legal Defense Fund files amicus brief seeking to prevent industries from using public record exemptions to hide information from the public.

$5,000 Added to Reward Offer in “Trump” Manatee Case

Animal Legal Defense Fund increases reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for harassing manatee in Citrus County, Florida

Big Cat Public Safety Act Reintroduced in Senate

Bill aims to help end the rampant abuse of tigers and other big cats in captivity by banning private possession
The $25,000 scholarship will be awarded to a rising second-year eligible law student attending any U.S. law school, and includes a clerkship with the nonprofit’s Criminal Justice Program
The $25,000 scholarship is available to a second-year law student at the University, and includes a clerkship with the nonprofit

Court Upholds Constitutionality of San Francisco Fur Ban

International Fur Trade Federation’s amended complaints dismissed in decisive victory for animals
Sea Bass
The FDA will develop joint principles pertaining to the labeling of foods comprising or containing cultured cells from sea life

USDA Sued for Renewing Animal Welfare Act License of Disreputable Wildlife Trafficker and Exhibitor

Animal Legal Defense Fund challenges the renewed license for the owner of Wildlife on Wheels after evidence has revealed ongoing violations for more than a decade
In addition to introductory animal law courses previously provided, the program will now also offer funding for more advanced courses

Court Allows Lawsuit Against FDA to Proceed

Judge refuses to dismiss suit over the agency’s approval of controversial animal drug