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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

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United States: End the Dangerous Transportation of Horses in Double-Deck Trailers

Ask your representative to co-sponsor the Horse Transportation Safety Act.
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.

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.

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State Actions

Check for state-level actions you can take:


Virginia: Take Action to Ban Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests

Virginia animal advocates have a chance to help stop wildlife killing contests — cruel events in which participants compete to kill as many animals as they can in a set amount of time, receiving cash or prizes in categories such as most animals killed and largest or smallest animals killed.

Rhode Island: Ban Foie Gras Sales!

The Rhode Island Legislature is considering the Force-Fed Poultry Products Act (SB 471/HB 5731) which would prohibit restaurants and retailers from selling any force-fed poultry product or food containing a force-fed poultry product.

Massachusetts: Ask Governor Baker to Include Help for Animals in Need in the Budget

The Massachusetts Animal Fund provides critical animal health services, including spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations, for animals in need.

Oregon: Urge Gov. Brown to Say No to Proposed New Mega Dairy

Mega dairies in Oregon harm animals by the thousands while polluting our environment. Add your name to urge Gov. Brown to stop a new 30,000-cow mega dairy from coming to the state!

Massachusetts: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect the Welfare of Egg-Laying Hens

Egg-laying hens are among the most abused animals in the country yet have few legal protections. Urge your state representative to support An Act to upgrade hen welfare and establish uniform cage-free standards (S.2481), which was filed by Representative Dan Cahill and Senator Jason Lewis and passed the Senate on June 24, 2021.

Massachusetts: Keep Animals Away from Abusers

An Act Relative to Protecting Animals From Abusers (H.1824/S.1111) 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.

New Jersey: End the Cruel Confinement of Mother Pigs and Calves Used for Veal

Please help end the intensive confinement of mother pigs and calves used for veal in New Jersey by urging your state senator to support S.3401/A.5236.

Massachusetts: Help Protect Animals from Cruel Conditions

Ask your state representative to co-sponsor two animal protection budget amendments.

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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.