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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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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.
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Tell Congress: Stop the Next Pandemic — Don’t Bail Out Factory Farms with Tax Dollars

COVID-19, like most widespread disease, is zoonotic — which means the disease originated in an animal and transmitted to humans. Factory farms are breeding grounds for zoonotic disease, but instead of cracking down on factory farming, Congress is actually subsidizing their dangerous and cruel practices with our tax dollars.
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Help Stop the Use of Harmful Drugs at Factory Farms

Report concerns about the effects of beta-agonists on animals and the environment
United States: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Support Breed-Neutral Policies in Military Housing

United States: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Support Breed-Neutral Policies in Military Housing

Please urge your U.S. Representative to include breed-neutral companion animal policies for families living in military housing in the National Defense Authorization Act.

Donate to Protect Animals

Help animals win the legal protections they so desperately need and deserve, and ensure they have an advocate in courtrooms and legislatures across the country.

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State Actions

Check for state-level actions you can take:

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Texas: Tell the Sunset Commission to Keep Protections for Dogs in Puppy Mills

The Texas Sunset Commission is on the verge of rolling back critical legal protections for dogs in puppy mills. Your voice is needed to ensure this doesn’t happen.
New Jersey: Protect Animals From Extreme Conditions In Motor Vehicles!

New Jersey: Protect Animals From Extreme Conditions In Motor Vehicles!

S1175 provides civil and criminal immunity to persons who in good faith enter a motor vehicle to rescue an animal if the person reasonably believes that the animal is in immediate danger.
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Los Angeles: Ban Live Animal Markets!

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would ban the sale of living animals for human consumption — and they need to hear from you.
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Massachusetts: Protect Dogs and Cats 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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Ohio: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect Coyotes

Protect coyotes by urging your legislators to oppose HB 553.
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Massachusetts: Urge Your Legislators to Keep Animals Away From Convicted Abusers

Ask your state legislators to support a bill that would prohibit people convicted of animal abuse from possessing animals for at least five years after their release from custody.
Connecticut: Help end cruel circus abuse

Connecticut: Help end cruel circus abuse

Please urge your state legislators to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses.
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Maine: Help protect the welfare of egg-laying hens

All animals deserve humane treatment, including farmed animals. Right now we need your help to protect consumers and the welfare of egg-laying hens.

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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.
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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.

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