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.
Building Successful Animal Cruelty Cases from the Crime Scene to Court Room: Training Washington State Law Enforcement Officers and ProsecutorsLaw enforcement officers and prosecutors who respond to crimes face a host of challenges. From neglected cows who are unable to testify, to dog fighting ‘evidence’ having puppies, the unexpected is a matter of course in the struggle against animal cruelty.November 7, 2018 News
Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference Aims to Train Prosecutors, Law Enforcement on Handling Animal Cruelty Cases Louisville to host professionals from around the countryMore than 100 prosecutors, veterinary professionals, and law enforcement officials from across the country will be meeting in Louisville next week for the Eighth Annual Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference.October 30, 2018 Press Release
In May 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a unique lawsuit in Oregon on behalf of a severely maltreated horse named Justice. Justice suffered starvation, frostbite, and other grave injuries due to his owner’s failure to provide him with basic care.September 13, 2018 Animal Law Update