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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

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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United States: Ask Your Representative to Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Your outreach is critical to the bill’s success.
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Demand Transparency from Wildlife Services, the Federal Killing Agency

For years, concerned residents have voiced their outrage over the killing of Canada geese rounded up in parks across Denver. As a taxpayer, you have the right to know how Wildlife Services uses your dollars and whether its methods are humane and science-based. If you agree that Wildlife Services should operate with transparency, sign our petition.
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United States: Tell the Small Business Administration Not to Fund Bigger Factory Farms

The animal agriculture industry attempts to paint itself as a collection of small family farms, but large — often multinational — corporations have overtaken animal agriculture in the U.S. Yet the Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing a rule that will allow it to give small business loans to even larger factory farms.

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State Actions

Check for state-level actions you can take:

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Michigan: Urge Your State Senator to End Breed Discrimination

The Michigan legislature is considering a bill, HB 4035, that would ban breed-discriminatory legislation in municipalities across the state.
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Massachusetts: Urge Your State Legislators to Support Two Animal Protection Budget Items In Conference

The House of Representatives adopted an amendment to fund services for companion animals impacted by COVID-19 in the FY2021 budget! Now, you can help ensure that amendment is adopted in the Senate as well as a second animal-friendly budget amendment.
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New Jersey: Ask Your Legislators to Enact a Law Mandating Reporting Suspected Abuse

Communication between government agencies is critical to helping ensure multiple forms of abuse — including animal abuse — is exposed and addressed. By mandating cross-reporting between groups like veterinary clinics and child protection agencies, we can help protect our most vulnerable populations.
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Florida: Urge the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Protect Native Wildlife and Reptiles!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is considering important rules that would protect both Florida’s native wildlife and non-native reptiles. Please ask the FWC to prohibit the sale and export of iguanas and tegus outside of Florida in order to curb the cruel reptile “pet” industry.
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Oregon: Stop Mega-Dairies from Exploiting the State’s Water Resources!

Under Oregon law, mega-dairies have unlimited access to water without a water use permit under a “stockwatering” exemption if they use the water to water their cows. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is part of a broad coalition petitioning the Oregon Water Resources Commission to close the loophole.
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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.
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New Jersey: Urge Your Legislators to Support the Cosmetic Testing Sales Ban

New Jersey previously enacted a law to limit product-testing on animals where alternative non-animal tests are available. The state now has an opportunity to remain at the forefront by passing the New Jersey Humane Cosmetics Act, A.795/S.1726, to ban the sale of cosmetics that were developed using animal tests on or after January 1, 2020.
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Take Action for New Jersey’s Black Bears

It’s no secret that the New Jersey black bear hunt is one of the most controversial. The hunt begins on October 12th — but there is still a chance to stop the killing. Governor Murphy has the authority to suspend the hunt by Executive Order.
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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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