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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.

National Actions


United States: Urge the USDA to Enact Strong Protections for Birds Under the Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is our country’s primary animal protection law. Though flawed, the law still provides critical protections. However, the AWA’s regulations have excluded birds — but that could change with your help.
Tell Target: Animal Cruelty is Not OK!

Tell Target: Animal Cruelty is Not OK!

Please take a few minutes to tell Target to remove all Dairy Farmers of America products from its shelves, including DairyPure and TruMoo.

United States: Urge Congress to Shut Down Commercial Wildlife Markets

Live markets concentrate a diversity of animals into small spaces, packing and stacking them on top of one another, creating a breeding ground for deadly pathogens. The Preventing Future Pandemics Act (S. 4749/H.R. 8433) aims to shut down these dangerous and cruel markets.

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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State Actions

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New Jersey: Ask Your Legislators to Protect Animal Cruelty Victims!

Tell legislators that you support a bill that would create a Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) in New Jersey.

New Jersey: Urge Your Legislators to Support the Cosmetic Testing Sales Ban

New Jersey previously enacted a law to limit product-testing on animals where alternative non-animal tests are available. The state now has an opportunity to remain at the forefront by passing the New Jersey Humane Cosmetics Act, A.795/S.1726, to ban the sale of cosmetics that were developed using animal tests on or after January 1, 2020.
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Take Action for New Jersey’s Black Bears

It’s no secret that the New Jersey black bear hunt is one of the most controversial. The hunt begins on October 12th — but there is still a chance to stop the killing. Governor Murphy has the authority to suspend the hunt by Executive Order.

New Jersey: Urge Your Legislators to Ban Cruel Killing Contests

S.1176 / A.1365, championed by Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Assembly Member Daniel Benson, would prohibit harassing or killing certain wildlife at competitive events and is now being considered by the New Jersey Legislature.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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