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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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United States: End the Dangerous Transportation of Horses in Double-Deck Trailers

Ask your representative to co-sponsor the Horse Transportation Safety Act.
U.S.: Urge Congress to Shut Down Cruel Mink Farms

U.S.: Urge Congress to Shut Down Cruel Mink Farms

Urge your federal legislators to support any efforts to shut down cruel mink farms to protect animals and help prevent the next pandemic.
Urge the USDA to Investigate Adorable Stars and Protect Kittens

Urge the USDA to Investigate Adorable Stars and Protect Kittens

Commercial animal dealer Adorable Stars is required by the Animal Welfare Act to maintain a dealer license issued by the USDA. But Adorable Stars has no such license, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund is urging the USDA to investigate the facility and take urgently needed action to protect cats, kittens, and potential buyers from further harm.
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United States: Urge Congress to Shut Down Commercial Wildlife Markets

Wild animals sold in commercial wildlife markets endure extreme stress and unsanitary conditions before being slaughtered. 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.
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State Actions

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Illinois: Urge State Lawmakers to Protect Victims of Animal Cruelty!

Tell legislators that you support a bill that would create a Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) in Illinois
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Massachusetts: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect the Welfare of Egg-Laying Hens

Egg-laying hens are among the most abused animals in the country yet have few legal protections. Urge your state senator and representative to co-sponsor An Act to upgrade hen welfare and establish uniform cage-free standards (HD 596/S.36), filed by Representative Dan Cahill and Senator Jason Lewis.
Colorado: Protect Wild Animals Exploited in Circuses

Colorado: Protect Wild Animals Exploited in Circuses

Help protect animals exploited in circuses by urging your legislators to support the Traveling Exotic Animal Safety Protection Act (SB 135), introduced by Senator Joann Ginal and Senator Rachel Zenzinger as well as Representative Meg Froelich and Representative Monica Duran.
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New York: Urge Your Assemblymember to Support the Puppy Mill Pipeline Act

The Puppy Mill Pipeline Act (S.1130/A.4283) would shut down the puppy mill to pet store pipeline by prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in retail stores.
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Oregon: End Coyote Killing Contests in Oregon

The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill (HB 2728) that would ban coyote killing contests — the most common species targeted by these cruel events. This bill recently passed the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate.
Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Ban Fur Sales

Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Ban Fur Sales

An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Fur Products (H.965/S.623), sponsored by Representative Jack Patrick Lewis and Senator John Velis, would ban the sale of new fur products, including clothing, fashion accessories, and home décor, in the Commonwealth.
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Massachusetts: Keep Animals Away from Abusers

An Act Relative to Protecting Animals From Abusers (H.1824/S.1111) would prohibit a person convicted of certain animal cruelty crimes — including torture, mutilation, and dogfighting — from possessing, adopting, or fostering an animal for at least five years.
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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.
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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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