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Action Alert

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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 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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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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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:

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Massachusetts: Keep Animals Away from Abusers

An Act Relative to Protecting Animals From Abusers (HD 2845/SD 796) 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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New York: Urge Your Legislators 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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Hawaii: Help End the Cruel Confinement of Egg-Laying Hens

An Act Relating to Farm Animals (SB 346) would mandate cage-free conditions for hens, outlawing battery cages — tiny metal cages where each hen is given less space than a sheet of printer paper to spend her entire life.
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New York: Ask Your Legislators to Protect Animal Cruelty Victims!

S.3525/A.5315 provides for an advocate in criminal cases concerning the welfare or care of an animal. Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs allow advocates — supervised law students or volunteer lawyers — to advocate for animal victims in criminal cruelty cases.
Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Co-Sponsor Critical Animal Protection Bills in 2021

Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Co-Sponsor Critical Animal Protection Bills in 2021

The 2021-2022 legislative session in Massachusetts is just kicking off, and your help is needed to ensure that strengthening the state’s animal protection laws is a priority. Ask your state legislators to co-sponsor a list of critical animal protection bills this session.
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Los Angeles: Ban Live Animal Markets!

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would ban the sale of living animals for human consumption — and they need to hear from you.
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Hawaii: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect Animals Killed for Their Fur

The Hawaii legislature is considering a bill, An Act Relating to Animal Fur Products (SB 969/HB 32), that would ban the manufacture and sale of new fur products in the state.
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Rhode Island: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect Animals Killed for Their Fur

The Rhode Island legislature is considering a bill, HB 5188, that would ban the sale of new fur products in the state. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing on the bill shortly.
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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.

Related

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Expands Grants for Animal Law Courses

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the expansion of its Animal Law Course Grant Program to allow accredited law schools to apply for $5,000 grants to fund new introductory and advanced animal law courses, or existing courses that are in danger of being cancelled due to budget cuts.
    March 1, 2021 Press Release
  • Court Allows Lawsuit Against FDA to Proceed

    The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.
    February 23, 2021 Press Release
  • Courtroom Animal Advocate Program Bill Passes New Jersey Senate

    A Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) bill, S.2868/A.4533, which would allow law students and volunteer lawyers to advocate for animal victims in cruelty criminal cases, unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
    February 19, 2021 Press Release

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