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15 Dogs Released From Custody After Federal Criminal Cases Conclude

15 Dogs Released From Custody After Federal Criminal Cases Conclude

The grant will provide 15 dogs with housing and enrichment while awaiting adoption
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New Jersey Enacts Law to Protect Animal Cruelty Victims and Other At-Risk Animals

The Animal Legal Defense Fund celebrates New Jersey authorizing animal care agencies to seek payment of court-approved care expenses from those whose animals were seized from their possession due to alleged cruelty.
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New Jersey Gestation and Veal Crate Ban Signed into Law

After a 13-year campaign, New Jersey becomes the latest state to ban the extreme confinement of mother pigs and calves used for veal.
Ban on Wildlife Killing Contests Passed by New York Legislature

Ban on Wildlife Killing Contests Passed by New York Legislature

Animal Legal Defense Fund supported legislation heads to Gov. Hochul’s desk
Animal Legal Defense Fund Announces Attorney + Advocate Chris Green as New Executive Director
Green, currently Executive Director of the Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard University, will assume the role in September after a nationwide search; animal protection leaders praise selection.
Gestation and Veal Crate Ban Overwhelmingly Passes New Jersey Legislature

Gestation and Veal Crate Ban Overwhelmingly Passes New Jersey Legislature

Bill awaits Gov. Murphy’s signature after 13-year campaign to prohibit the extreme confinement of gestating pigs and calves raised for veal
Nischala the tiger at Tiger Creek

Court Allows Lawsuit Against Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary to Proceed

First ruling pertaining to recently enacted Big Cat Public Safety Act
Washington Supreme Court Urged to Consider the True Value of Humans’ Relationship with Companion Animals

Washington Supreme Court Urged to Consider the True Value of Humans’ Relationship with Companion Animals

Animal Legal Defense Fund’s amicus brief urges the court to review a case regarding the negligent death of a dog and the resulting emotional damages
Mink VIRUS Act Introduced in the U.S. House to End Cruel and Dangerous Mink Farming

Mink VIRUS Act Introduced in the U.S. House to End Cruel and Dangerous Mink Farming

Bill will reduce the risk of zoonotic disease transmission by phasing out mink farming and help operators transition out of the industry
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of California Foie Gras Ban After Prop 12 Victory

Third denial to review first state-wide ban, starting in 2014

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