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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: Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act

The Big Cat Public Safety Act would help end the rampant abuse of big cats across the U.S. by prohibiting the private possession of these animals and making it illegal for exhibitors to allow direct contact with cubs.  

United States: Support the Farm System Reform Act

The Farm System Reform Act would overhaul the United States’ cruel and environmentally destructive animal agricultural industry, in part, by placing a moratorium on building or expanding the largest factory farms.

United States: Help Provide Student Access to Healthy Cruelty-Free Food

Urge your representative to support the Healthy Future Students and Earth Act which would provide voluntary grant funding to schools, enabling them to add nutrient-rich, environmentally friendlier plant-based options to their menus.

United States: Save farmed animal protection laws: Oppose the EATS Act!

The dangerous "EATS Act" would undermine states’ ability to pass laws affecting agriculture, including laws that improve conditions for farmed animals and protect food safety.

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State Actions

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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."

New Jersey: Allow Animal Shelters to File for Costs of Care for Animal Cruelty Victims

Caring for animal cruelty victims can be extremely costly — especially in large-scale or lengthy cases. Proposed bills A.2354/S.981 will allow animal shelters and nonprofits to file for cost of animal care, helping the victims of animal cruelty.

Urge Governor Newsom and the California Air Resources Board to Stop Factory Farms from Profiting from Pollution (California)

Urge Governor Newsom and CARB to stop allowing factory farms to exploit and profit from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

Massachusetts: Help Wild Animals Exploited by Circuses

An Act Relative to the Use of Elephants, Big Cats, Primates, Giraffes, and Bears in Traveling Exhibits (H.3776/S.2251) would prohibit the use of certain animals in circuses and traveling shows in Massachusetts. Urge your legislators to support this bill.

Massachusetts: Protect Puppies and Kittens

An Act Protecting the Health and Safety of Puppies and Kittens in Cities and Towns, would protect animals and consumers by banning the sale of puppies and kittens under 8 weeks of age; prohibiting the sale of animals in parking lots, flea markets, and similar venues; and updating rules governing commercial kennels, among other improvements.
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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.

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 A.1970/S.1298.

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!

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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.