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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


United States: Urge the USDA to implement strong protections for birds under the AWA

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is our country’s primary animal protection law. Though flawed, the law still provides critical protections. However, the AWA’s regulations have excluded birds — but that could change with your help.

Urge Airlines to Ban Transport of Hippo ‘Trophies’

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

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: 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.
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New Jersey: Bears Need Protection

Bill A1967 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.

Massachusetts: Help Dogs Stay with Their Families

An Act to Maintain Stable Housing for Families with Pets in an Economic Crisis and Beyond (H.1437/S.885) would help ensure that companion animals and their families can stay together both during and after the pandemic.

Arizona: End the Cruel Confinement of Hens Used by the Egg Industry

The Arizona Department of Agriculture is considering regulations that would prohibit the confinement of hens used by the egg industry.
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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.