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Add your voice to the Animal Legal Defense Fund's initiatives to improve the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund works at the federal, state and local levels to advance important legislation. We advocate for laws that promote or protect the lives and interests of animals, and we oppose legislation that would be detrimental to animals’ well-being.

Federal Actions

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United States: Ask Your Federal Legislators to Protect Farmed Animals with the Safe Line Speeds in COVID-19 Act

The Safe Line Speeds in COVID-19 Act (H.R. 7521/S.4338) would suspend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) authority to issue new waivers related to line speeds and suspend current waivers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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Stop Ag-Gag Laws

Undercover investigations and whistleblowers have exposed some of the worst aspects of factory farming, but Ag-Gag laws punish people who speak out about cruelty in animal agriculture. Voice your opposition.
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Tell Congress: Stop the Next Pandemic — Don’t Bail Out Factory Farms with Tax Dollars

COVID-19, like most widespread disease, is zoonotic — which means the disease originated in an animal and transmitted to humans. Factory farms are breeding grounds for zoonotic disease, but instead of cracking down on factory farming, Congress is actually subsidizing their dangerous and cruel practices with our tax dollars.
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Help Stop the Use of Harmful Drugs at Factory Farms

Report concerns about the effects of beta-agonists on animals and the environment
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Help animals win the legal protections they so desperately need and deserve, and ensure they have an advocate in courtrooms and legislatures across the country.

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State Actions

Check for state-level actions you can take:

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Florida: Ask Governor DeSantis to Protect Sharks from Cruelty

Urge Governor DeSantis to sign The Kristin Jacobs Ocean Conservation Act (SB 680) into law to protect sharks from the global shark fin trade.
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California: Ask Governor Newsom to Protect Wild Animals from Poison

Urge Governor Newsom to sign AB 1788 into law and protect wild animals like Pacific Fishers and bobcats from super-toxic rodenticides.
New Jersey: Protect Animals Trapped in Cars!

New Jersey: Protect Animals Trapped in Cars!

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle’s bill, A.4540, would provide immunity from civil and criminal liability to persons who in good faith enter a motor vehicle to rescue an animal from immediate danger.
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Urge the National Park Service to Ensure Tule Elk Have Drinking Water

A herd of tule elk living in the northern portion of the Point Reyes National Seashore are in serious danger. The National Park Service (NPS) has allowed an old stock pond, an important water source for these animals, to dry up.
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Massachusetts: Help protect puppies and kittens and enhance the issuance of citations for keeping animals in cruel conditions

Ask your state legislators to help protect puppies and kittens and to support law enforcement in protecting domestic animals from cruel conditions.
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Texas: Tell the Sunset Commission to Keep Protections for Dogs in Puppy Mills

The Texas Sunset Commission is on the verge of rolling back critical legal protections for dogs in puppy mills. Your voice is needed to ensure this doesn’t happen.
New Jersey: Protect Animals From Extreme Conditions In Motor Vehicles!

New Jersey: Protect Animals From Extreme Conditions In Motor Vehicles!

S1175 provides civil and criminal immunity to persons who in good faith enter a motor vehicle to rescue an animal if the person reasonably believes that the animal is in immediate danger.
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Los Angeles: Ban Live Animal Markets!

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would ban the sale of living animals for human consumption — and they need to hear from you.
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Stop Ag-Gag Laws

Undercover investigations and whistleblowers have exposed some of the worst aspects of factory farming, but Ag-Gag laws punish people who speak out about cruelty in animal agriculture. Voice your opposition.
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No More Puppy Mills

Puppy mill operators maximize their profits by producing large numbers of puppies as quickly as possible. As a result, unsanitary conditions, disease, and neglect are rampant. Sign our pledge to boycott puppy mills. Together we can end cruel puppy mills.

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