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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

Petition: Ban Professional Bull Riders from State Owned Venues

Petition: Ban Professional Bull Riders from State Owned Venues

Sign the petition below urging inhumane events, like Professional Bull Riders traveling events, be banned from government owned venues.
Ryder the horse collapsed on 9th Street in New York City

Petition: Stop Horses from Suffering for NYC’s Carriage Industry

Sign to demand a horse-drawn carriage ban following the collapse of a horse named Ryder.
factory farm

Tell Legislators: No Tax Dollars for Factory Farm Gas!

The factory farming industry’s latest scheme: presenting its methane emissions as "renewable energy." Watch the 2-minute video Biogas or Bulls**t?, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, then sign the petition urging state and federal legislators to say no to factory farm gas.
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

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:


New Hampshire: Ban Declawing Cats

Urge your state representative to outlaw declawing, a surgical procedure in which all or part of the last bone in a cat’s toes is amputated.
Massachusetts: Ask Your Legislators to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws

Massachusetts: Ask Your Legislators to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws

The Humane Protection of Animals Act (SD 2295/HD 3285) is a critical omnibus anti-cruelty bill that will strengthen and clarify Massachusetts’ animal cruelty laws.

Oregon: Help Ban Coyote Killing Contests

A proposed petition now being considered would prohibit persons from conducting or participating in events that have the goal of killing coyotes for cash or prizes.
Ryder the horse collapsed on 9th Street in New York City

New York City: Protect Horses

Horses in New York City are suffering! It is time for NYC to take the next step to protect animals and ban the use of horse-drawn carriages. Take action today!
kittens in carrier

New York City: Show your support for the animal sentience resolution!

New York City Councilmember Carlina Rivera has introduced Resolution 260 recognizing the sentience of animals. Sign the petition today to show your support of the nonbinding resolution that recognizes animals are individuals capable of wide-ranging experiences and emotions, who have intrinsic value and deserve to be treated with compassion.
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.

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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.