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 Allows Lawsuit Against FDA to Proceed

Judge refuses to dismiss suit over the agency’s approval of controversial animal drug
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Courtroom Animal Advocate Program Bill Passes New Jersey Senate

Bill allows volunteer attorneys to advocate for animal victims in criminal cruelty cases
State Animal Protection Laws Ranked: Maine is #1, New Mexico #50

State Animal Protection Laws Ranked: Maine is #1, New Mexico #50

Animal Legal Defense Fund Publishes 2020 State Ranking Report
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Lawsuit Challenges University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Censorship of Controversial Primate Research on Instagram and Facebook Accounts

Animal Legal Defense Fund represents university’s alumna and former primate research lab employee who is prohibited from engaging in protected speech on the university’s public social media accounts.
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The $25,000 scholarship is available to a second-year law student at the University, and includes a clerkship with the nonprofit
Florida Cat Breeder Accused of Animal Cruelty and Selling Sick Kittens

Florida Cat Breeder Accused of Animal Cruelty and Selling Sick Kittens

Breeding operation, Adorable Stars, sells parasite-ridden kittens suffering from severe and fatal ailments
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Kim Basinger Urges Craigslist to Ban Posts with Animals

Numerous personal stories reveal abuse and cruel treatment of animals obtained via the platform
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Washington State Court Urged to Uphold Visitation Agreement for Family Dogs in Divorce Appeal

The Animal Legal Defense Fund files amicus brief in divorce case concerning custody and visitation of companion animals
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Wisconsin Roadside Zoo Owner and Manager Banned from Possessing and Working with Animals

The court’s decision ensures Special Memories Zoo is permanently closed following Animal Legal Defense Fund lawsuit
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Era of Exploiting Tigers Onstage Ends with Siegfried Fischbacher’s Passing

Fischbacher, with his business partner Roy Horn, ran an infamous Las Vegas show that forced white tigers and lions to perform tricks in front of large audiences.

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