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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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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
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Live Animal Market Tracker Form

The Animal Legal Defense Fund needs your help identifying the locations of live animal markets in the United States.
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Add Your Voice – Support the Big Cat Public Safety Act!

Team up with Joaquin Phoenix, Glenn Close, and other celebrities to protect big cats!
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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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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

The 2021-2022 legislative session in Massachusetts is just kicking off, and your help is needed to ensure that strengthening the state’s animal protection laws is a priority. Ask your state legislators to co-sponsor a list of critical animal protection bills this session.
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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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Rhode Island: Urge Your State Legislators to Protect Animals Killed for Their Fur

The Rhode Island legislature is considering a bill, HB 5188, that would ban the sale of new fur products in the state. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing on the bill shortly.
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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 S.3401/A.5236.
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New Mexico: Help End the Cruel Confinement of Egg-Laying Hens

The Confinement of Egg-Laying Hens Act (SB 347) would mandate cage-free conditions for hens, outlawing battery cages — tiny wire cages where each hen is given less space than a sheet of printer paper to spend her entire life.
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Massachusetts: Help Stop Illegal Hunting

Help stop illegal hunting and fishing in Massachusetts by urging your state legislators to co-sponsor SD 551/HD 1458, An Act Further Regulating the Enforcement of Illegal Hunting Practices. The bills have been filed by State Senator Mike Moore and, jointly, by State Representatives Lori Ehrlich and Ann-Margaret Ferrante.
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Oregon: Ask Your State Legislators to Co-Sponsor a Mega-Dairy Moratorium

Mega-dairies are harming Oregon communities — hurting animals, increasing water and air pollution, taking large amounts of water from rivers, streams, and aquifers, and contaminating the drinking water. Oregon is poised to become a major site of mega-dairies if our elected officials don’t act now.

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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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