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Joaquin Phoenix, Billie Eilish, Hilary Swank, and 22 Additional Celebrities Urge the New York City Council to Ban Horse and Carriage Rides

Joaquin Phoenix, Billie Eilish, Hilary Swank, and 22 Additional Celebrities Urge the New York City Council to Ban Horse and Carriage Rides

Edie Falco, Marisa Tomei, Kate Mara, and more join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in calling for an end to this cruel industry
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Court Strikes Down Iowa Recording Ban Ag-Gag Law

Public interest coalition celebrates another win against unconstitutional law barring undercover investigations at factory farms
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Consumer Protection Law will Prohibit Financing of Puppies and Kittens in California

Predatory financing law bans loans that often trap borrowers with high interest rates
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Petition urges recordkeeping of all deaths and reporting to the agency every three years from Animal Welfare Act licensees
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Following the dismissal of Justice’s case upheld on appeal, the Animal Legal Defense Fund continues to seek accountability under the law.
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Seventy-One Percent of NYC Voters Support a Ban on Horse and Carriage Rides According to New Poll

The new poll showing overwhelming support for a horse-drawn carriage ban follows a viral video of an elderly 28 to 30-year-old horse named Ryder collapsing on a New York City street
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Joaquin Phoenix Responds to Industrial Animal Agriculture’s Greenwashing of Factory Farm ‘Biogas’

Animal Legal Defense Fund and Phoenix partner to expose dangers of this emerging industry gaining traction with considerable investments from government entities
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The $25,000 scholarship and paid clerkship is available to first and second-year law students at Howard University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Florida A&M College of Law.
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Precedent-Setting Victory Solidifies Attorney’s Fee Shifting for Successful Endangered Species Act Lawsuits

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision determining the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s lawsuit successfully furthers the purpose of the Endangered Species Act

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