Online Resources for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program provides free legal assistance to prosecutors, law enforcement, and veterinarians handling animal cruelty cases.
In addition to the online resources below, prosecutors can contact the Criminal Justice Program for Jury Instructions and Voir Dire questions.
Cows were killed in Madison, Brazos, and Robertson Counties, Texas.May 3, 2023 Press Release
Following the dismissal of Justice’s case upheld on appeal, the Animal Legal Defense Fund continues to seek accountability under the law.September 1, 2022 Press Release
On February 8, 2022, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a decision in the case State v. Charmarke Abdi-Issa, holding that animal cruelty could be designated a crime of domestic violence, and that an animal’s guardian could be considered a victim of the crime.March 9, 2022 News