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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California Court of Appeals Affirms SPCAs Can Enforce State Animal Cruelty Laws

Animal Legal Defense Fund utilized California Corporations Code 10404 to circumvent illegal conditions at Vallejo puppy mill
Red Wolf
Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for illegally shooting and killing a red wolf in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.
Sad macque baby with mother in a cage

Evidence Shows University of Wisconsin-Madison Illegally Censors Critics of Animal Testing

Animal Legal Defense Fund files motion for summary judgement with damning evidence against the university
Dolphins swimming in the ocean

$5,000 Reward for Information Regarding Dolphin Stabbed to Death in Gulf of Mexico

Animal Legal Defense Fund offers reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction

Complaint Demands USDA Revoke Pennsylvania Claws ‘N’ Paws Roadside Zoo Animal Exhibitor License

Years of complaints and a first-hand account of inhumane treatment of animals, including cougar and fox
Piglets in a factory farm

Victory for Animals and Free Speech as U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Kansas Ag-Gag Law

The court denying review of the case cements the Animal Legal Defense Fund-led coalition victory in Kansas for animal protection, food safety, and worker safety
Image from East Texas Zoo and Gator Park Facebook page

After Images of Employee’s Injury from Animal Attack Surface – OSHA Complaint Filed Against Texas Wild Animal Dealer and Roadside Zoo Owner

Graphic images of wound are posted on TikTok by an employee of Gator Park — a facility owned and operated by Jason Clay.
Two pigs

Court Rules Louisiana Label Censorship Law Unconstitutional After First Amendment Challenge from Tofurky

Meat and dairy alternatives can use common naming conventions in the state without fear of prosecution

The George Washington University Law School Announces Major New Initiative for Animal Law

GW Law, in partnership with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will develop innovative animal legal education initiatives through scholarship, curriculum development, improved access, and policy.

Lawsuit Filed Against Tiger Creek for Violating Endangered Species Act

The lawsuit alleges federally endangered and threatened animals such as the tigers, lions, and ring-tailed lemurs are receiving inadequate care at Tiger Creek