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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

Petition: Ban Professional Bull Riders from State Owned Venues

Petition: Ban Professional Bull Riders from State Owned Venues

Sign the petition below urging inhumane events, like Professional Bull Riders traveling events, be banned from government owned venues.
Ryder the horse collapsed on 9th Street in New York City

Petition: Stop Horses from Suffering for NYC’s Carriage Industry

Sign to demand a horse-drawn carriage ban following the collapse of a horse named Ryder.
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Tell Legislators: No Tax Dollars for Factory Farm Gas!

The factory farming industry’s latest scheme: presenting its methane emissions as "renewable energy." Watch the 2-minute video Biogas or Bulls**t?, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, then sign the petition urging state and federal legislators to say no to factory farm gas.
Report Craigslist Animal Stories and Scams

Report Craigslist Animal Stories and Scams

Though Craigslist has formally banned the sale of animals through its platform, sales continue. Claiming the animals — ranging from farmed animals like pigs to dogs and cats — are being “re-homed” instead of sold, unscrupulous breeders and mill operators are still advertising and selling animals through the website to unsuspecting families.

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: Ask Your Legislators to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws

Massachusetts: Ask Your Legislators to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws

The Humane Protection of Animals Act (S.1142/H.1718) is a critical omnibus anti-cruelty bill that will strengthen and clarify Massachusetts’ animal cruelty laws.

Massachusetts: Help end animal testing for cosmetics and other products

Ask your legislators to support a bill that would require certain industries to consider alternative testing methods instead of animal testing of cosmetics, household products, and their ingredients.

Massachusetts: Keep Animals Away from Abusers

An Act to Protect Animals From Convicted Animal Abusers (H.1703/S.1076) 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 Inhumane Circuses and Traveling Acts

An Act Relative to the Use of Elephants, Big Cats, Primates, Giraffes, and Bears in Traveling Exhibits and Shows (S.2197/S.2189/H.32452) would prohibit the use of certain animals in circuses and traveling shows in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Help Protect Animals from Rat Poisons

An Act Relative to Pesticides (S.487/H.825) would reduce the use of rat poisons in Massachusetts.
Ryder the horse collapsed on 9th Street in New York City

New York City: Protect Horses

Horses in New York City are suffering! It is time for NYC to take the next step to protect animals and ban the use of horse-drawn carriages. Take action today!

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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.