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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: Support the Farm System Reform Act

The Farm System Reform Act would overhaul the United States’ cruel and environmentally destructive animal agricultural industry, in part, by placing a moratorium on building or expanding the largest factory farms.

United States: Help Provide Student Access to Healthy Cruelty-Free Food

Urge your representative to support the Healthy Future Students and Earth Act which would provide voluntary grant funding to schools, enabling them to add nutrient-rich, environmentally friendlier plant-based options to their menus.

United States: Save farmed animal protection laws: Oppose the EATS Act!

The dangerous "EATS Act" would undermine states’ ability to pass laws affecting agriculture, including laws that improve conditions for farmed animals and protect food safety.

Engage Your Lawmakers on Animal Protection Issues During the August Recess

Meet with your lawmakers and ask them to support animal-friendly legislation.

Donate to Protect Animals

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:


Massachusetts: Protect Puppies and Kittens

An Act Protecting the Health and Safety of Puppies and Kittens in Cities and Towns, would protect animals and consumers by banning the sale of puppies and kittens under 8 weeks of age; prohibiting the sale of animals in parking lots, flea markets, and similar venues; and updating rules governing commercial kennels, among other improvements.

Massachusetts: Help Dogs Stay with Their Families

An Act to Maintain Stable Housing for Families with Pets in an Economic Crisis and Beyond (H.1437/S.885) would help ensure that companion animals and their families can stay together both during and after the pandemic.
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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: End the Cruel Confinement of Mother Pigs and Calves Used for Veal

Please help end the intensive confinement of mother pigs and calves used for veal in New Jersey by urging your state senator to support S.3401/A.5236.

Massachusetts: Ask Your State Representative to Help Protect Animals from Rat Poisons

An Act relative to pesticides (H.3991) would restrict the use of rat poisons (rodenticides) in Massachusetts by mandating an approach to human-animal encounters that minimizes risks to humans, wild animals, and the environment on public lands. Urge your legislators to support this bill.

Rhode Island: Ban Foie Gras Sales!

The Rhode Island Legislature is considering the Force-Fed Poultry Products Act (SB 471/HB 5731) which would prohibit restaurants and retailers from selling any force-fed poultry product or food containing a force-fed poultry product.

Oregon: Urge Gov. Brown to Say No to Proposed New Mega Dairy

Mega dairies in Oregon harm animals by the thousands while polluting our environment. Add your name to urge Gov. Brown to stop a new 30,000-cow mega dairy from coming to the state!

Massachusetts: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect the Welfare of Egg-Laying Hens

An Act to upgrade hen welfare and establish uniform cage-free standards (S.2481) mandates enriched cage-free conditions for egg-laying hens and expands the application of this standard to even more hens whose eggs are sold in the Commonwealth. It already passed the Senate and is now before the House. Urge your representative to support this bill.

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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.