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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

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.
Report Craigslist Animal Stories and Scams

Report Craigslist Animal Stories and Scams

Though Craigslist has formally banned the sale of animals through its platform, sales continue. Claiming the animals — ranging from farmed animals like pigs to dogs and cats — are being “re-homed” instead of sold, unscrupulous breeders and mill operators are still advertising and selling animals through the website to unsuspecting families.
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State Actions

Check for state-level actions you can take:

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Florida: Help Protect Victims of Wildlife Trafficking

Ask your state representative to support Racketeering of Aquatic and Wild Animal Life (HB 783/SB 776).
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Iowa: Ask Governor Reynolds to Veto the Ag-Gag Bill

HF 775 is aimed at criminalizing whistleblowing and undercover investigations in agricultural facilities, thus “gagging” activists and others who expose animal abuse in factory farms and slaughterhouses.   
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Florida: Support Required Reporting of Suspected Animal Abuse

A bill that would require reporting is being considered by the Florida Legislature. But only the Senate-passed version of the bill (SB 96) requires both child protective services and animal control officers to report abuse. Please urge your state representative to support the Senate version (SB 96) and ensure both kinds of abuse are reported.
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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 Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and is now headed to the Oregon House of Representatives for a vote.
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Massachusetts: Help Wild Animals Exploited by Circuses

Ask your state legislators to co-sponsor An Act Relative to the Use of Elephants, Big Cats, Primates, Giraffes, and Bears in Traveling Exhibits (HD 2035/SD 1246). This bill would prohibit the use of certain animals in circuses and traveling shows in Massachusetts.
Connecticut: Protect Elephants and Other Wild Animals from Trophy Hunting and Trafficking

Connecticut: Protect Elephants and Other Wild Animals from Trophy Hunting and Trafficking

Ask your state legislators to support An Act Prohibiting The Import, Sale And Possession Of African Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros And Giraffes (SB 925).
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Texas: Urge the Texas House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock to Amend Ag-Gag Bill

The Texas House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock is considering a bill, HB 1480, that contains dangerous language aimed at stopping whistleblowers from exposing animal cruelty.
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Massachusetts: Ask Your State Representatives to Include Protections for Egg-Laying Hens in the Budget

A bill that would upgrade hen welfare and establish uniform cage-free standards (HD 596/S.36) to meet these higher standards is pending in the Massachusetts Legislature. But as we work to pass this bill, there’s another opportunity to increase protections for egg-laying hens by including these protections in the state budget.
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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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