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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.
United States: Urge Congress to Shut Down Cruel Mink Farms

United States: 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

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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.

Massachusetts: Help Protect Animals from Cruel Conditions

An Act Enhancing the Issuance of Citations for Cruel Conditions for Animals (H.1840/S.1097) would allow law enforcement officers to issue civil citations to people who keep domestic animals, including cats, rabbits, farmed animals, in cruel conditions, allowing intervention before circumstances escalate. Urge your legislators to support this bill.
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Massachusetts: Help Stop Illegal Hunting

An Act Further Regulating the Enforcement of Illegal Hunting Practices (H.904/S.587) deters illegal hunting, trapping, and fishing in Massachusetts by modernizing penalties and entering the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. Urge your legislators to support this bill.

New York: Urge Your State Senator to Ban Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests

The New York Legislature is now considering a bill, A.5746/S.6643, that would prohibit harassing or killing certain wild animals at competitive events. Seven states have already enacted bans on wildlife killing contests, and with your help, New York could be next!

New York: Urge Your Assemblymember 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.
Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Ban Fur Sales

Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Ban Fur Sales

An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Fur Products (H.965/S.623) would ban the sale of new fur products, including clothing, fashion accessories, and home décor, in the Commonwealth. Urge your legislators to support this bill.

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.

Iowa: Ask Governor Reynolds to Veto the Ag-Gag Bill

HF 775 is aimed at criminalizing whistleblowing and undercover investigations in agricultural facilities, thus “gagging” activists and others who expose animal abuse in factory farms and slaughterhouses.   

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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.