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.
Petition: Ban Professional Bull Riders from State Owned Venues
Petition: Stop Horses from Suffering for NYC’s Carriage Industry
Tell Legislators: No Tax Dollars for Factory Farm Gas!
Demand an End to Cruel Orca Captivity at the Miami Seaquarium
Check for state-level actions you can take:
New Hampshire: Ban Declawing Cats
Massachusetts: Ask Your Legislators to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws
Oregon: Help Ban Coyote Killing Contests
New York City: Protect Horses
New York City: Show your support for the animal sentience resolution!
New Jersey: Bears Need Protection
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Stop Ag-Gag Laws
No More Puppy Mills
Legal Petition Demands New York Department of Environmental Conservation Revoke Animal Adventure Park Exhibitor LicenseNumerous violations documented at the facility of inadequate animal careMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Kate Mara to Pay Adoption Fees for All Canine CellMates Dog Graduates in Need of Immediate HomesAlternative sentencing program in Fulton County, Georgia pairs shelter dogs with criminal defendants to offer both training and a second chanceMarch 16, 2023 Press Release
Oregon Supreme Court Denies Petition to Review Case Involving Lawsuit on Behalf of Abused HorseLawsuit sheds light on the need to recognize legal rights for animal cruelty victims.March 7, 2023 Press Release