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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

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Tell Legislators: No Tax Dollars for Factory Farm Gas!

The factory farming industry’s latest scheme: presenting its methane emissions as "renewable energy." Watch the 2-minute video Biogas or Bulls**t?, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, then sign the petition urging state and federal legislators to say no to factory farm gas.
lolita the orca

Demand an End to Cruel Orca Captivity at the Miami Seaquarium

Send a message to the USDA urging Lolita be the past orca in the Miami Seaquarium tank

United States: Demand Accountability and Oversight from the USDA

H.R. 3277, the Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act (AWEIA), would strengthen the AWA licensing and renewal processes to hold animal dealers and exhibitors accountable.
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United States: Protect Animals from Cruel Cosmetics Testing

The Humane Cosmetics Act would end the use of animals in cosmetics testing in the U.S. and ban the sale of cosmetics produced using animal testing.

Sign the Animal Bill of Rights

Do you believe animals deserve basic legal rights?

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State Actions

Check for state-level actions you can take:


California: Stand up for companion animals today!

Ask your California senator to support this bill that prohibits the financing of purchases of dogs and cats, often used in the sale of animals bred in puppy or kitten mills and sold online.
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New York City: Show your support for the animal sentience resolution!

New York City Councilmember Carlina Rivera has introduced Resolution 260 recognizing the sentience of animals. Sign the petition today to show your support of the nonbinding resolution that recognizes animals are individuals capable of wide-ranging experiences and emotions, who have intrinsic value and deserve to be treated with compassion.

Delaware: Stand up for cats today!

Urge Delaware Governor Carney to prohibit landlords from requiring a tenant to have their cat declawed as a condition for entering into or renewing a rental agreement.
Massachusetts: Prevent Animal Suffering

Massachusetts: Prevent Animal Suffering

An Act Addressing Investigations of Reports of Animal Abuse and Neglect (S.2672) is an omnibus animal protection bill that includes provisions to protect animals in four ways.
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New Jersey: Bears Need Protection

Bill A.1967/S.1891 would prohibit the irresponsible practice of intentional and unintentional feeding of black bears, to reduce human-bear encounters.

Portland: Help Ban Foie Gras Sales

Proposed ordinance would prohibit the sale or provision of certain products made by force-feeding ducks and geese.

District of Columbia: Advance Seven Critical Reforms for Animals

The Animal Care and Control Omnibus Act (B24-0560) includes seven key provisions that would improve the lives of countless animals in the District of Columbia.
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Ohio: Protect Wildlife — Oppose SJR 3

Ohio Senate Joint Resolution 3 (SJR 3) would enshrine in the Ohio state Constitution a right to hunt and fish using vague language like "traditional methods."

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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.