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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: 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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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.

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:


Rhode Island: Ban Foie Gras Sales!

The Force-Fed Poultry Products Act (HB 6663) would prohibit restaurants and retailers from selling any force-fed poultry product or food containing a force-fed poultry product.

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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Massachusetts: Help Stop Illegal Hunting

An Act Further Regulating the Enforcement of Illegal Hunting Practices (H.4442) deters illegal hunting, trapping, and fishing in Massachusetts by modernizing penalties and entering the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.

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.
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New York: Ask Your Legislators to Protect Animal Cruelty Victims!

S.3525/A.5315 provides for an advocate in criminal cases concerning the welfare or care of an animal. Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs allow advocates — supervised law students or volunteer lawyers — to advocate for animal victims in criminal cruelty cases.
Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Co-Sponsor Critical Animal Protection Bills in 2021

Massachusetts: Ask Your State Legislators to Co-Sponsor Critical Animal Protection Bills in 2021

You can help ensure that strengthening the state’s animal protection laws is a priority in the 2021-2022 legislative session in Massachusetts. Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor a list of critical animal protection bills.

Rhode Island: Protect Animals Killed for Their Fur

Proposed legislation, HB 7361, would ban the sale of new fur products, including clothing and fashion accessories

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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.