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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


Urge Airlines to Ban Transport of Hippo ‘Trophies’

The Colombian government announces plan to declare hippos invasive species.
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.
White rabbit

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:

Massachusetts: Final push before the end of session!

Massachusetts: Final push before the end of session!

The end of the Massachusetts legislative session is approaching quickly. With five major animal protection bills still pending passage in the Senate, your senator needs to hear from you today!

California: Help Ban Cat Declawing Statewide!

Contact your state senator to support California’s cat declawing ban, AB 2606. California could become the next state to the painful surgical procedure in which all or part of the last bone in a cat’s toes are amputated.
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.
black bear

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."

Massachusetts: Help Animals 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.

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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.