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Federal Actions


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.

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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United States: Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect Bears in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reject a rule allowing bear baiting and protect Alaska’s bears from trophy hunters.
United States: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Support Breed-Neutral Policies in Military Housing

United States: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Support Breed-Neutral Policies in Military Housing

Please urge your U.S. Representative to include breed-neutral companion animal policies for families living in military housing in the National Defense Authorization Act.

State Actions

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California: Urge the Senate Appropriations Committee to Place a Statewide Moratorium on Super-Toxic Rat Poisons

Super-toxic rat poisons, also known as second generation anticoagulant rodenticides, are killing California’s native wildlife, including animals like mountain lions, golden eagles, and Pacific fishers.

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.
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.

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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Polk County: Stop the Construction of Factory Farms!

Your voice is urgently needed to stop the construction of a factory farm in Polk County. On July 8th, the Polk County Environmental Services Committee will consider whether to approve an ordinance which would allow for a new factory farm, also known as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO).

Massachusetts: Protect Dogs and Cats Used in Research

Ask your state legislators to provide an opportunity for dogs and cats used in research to find loving homes once their time in a research laboratory has come to an end by supporting An Act Protecting Research Animals.

Ohio: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect Coyotes

Protect coyotes by urging your legislators to oppose HB 553.


  • There are no “bad dogs”

    As the Animal Legal Defense Fund combats dogfighting by working with state officials to create stronger laws and more effective penalties for those who engage in this crime, we’re also hard at work to ensure the best possible outcomes for dogfighting victims.
    August 5, 2020 News
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund and Humane Rescue Alliance Offer $10,000 Reward in Case of Dog Stabbing

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, and Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the abandonment and stabbing of a senior-aged dog named Ladybell on July 12, 2020.
    August 4, 2020 Press Release
  • The Animal Agriculture Industry: Liability Proof?

    Earlier this summer, the driver of a pig transport truck struck and killed longtime animal advocate Regan Russell. The circumstances regarding her death are not fully known to the public, but top to bottom, the animal agriculture industry is rarely held accountable.
    August 4, 2020 News

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