Mark your calendar and join student chapters around the nation in helping to promote these annual Animal Legal Defense Fund events:
Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week
Participate in Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week, which is dedicated to raising public awareness about the lack of meaningful laws that protect farmed animals from cruel treatment. Table at your school to educate people about cruelty in animal agriculture, host a plant-based bake sale to show how delicious cruelty-free pastries can be, or hold a screening of a film about factory farming.
Conferences & Symposia
Events such as the annual Animal Law Conference are great educational and networking opportunities. Check our website for a list of upcoming events. Organize a group trip to attend these events as a chapter. Don’t forget to apply for a grant to cover your chapter’s travel expenses!
National Justice for Animals Week
Participate in National Justice for Animals Week, which is dedicated to raising public awareness about animal abuse.
Today the House of Representatives voted 272 to 114 to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the bill prohibits the private ownership of big cats and makes it illegal for exhibitors to allow direct contact with cubs.December 3, 2020 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) over the agency’s critical redactions in a contract between the USDA’s Wildlife Services program and a Colorado slaughterhouse, outlining plans for slaughtering geese rounded up in parks across Denver.November 23, 2020 Press Release
New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release