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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.

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

S.1659/A.111 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.

Rhode Island: Protect Animals Killed for Their Fur

Proposed legislation, HB 5258/SB 746, would ban the sale of new fur products, including clothing and fashion accessories

Connecticut: Help end cruel circus abuse

Please contact your state senator and state representative to urge their support for and co-sponsorship of An Act Concerning the Use of Certain Animals in Traveling Animal Acts (HB 5123), known as “Beulah’s Law.”

New Jersey: Urge Your Legislators to Ban Cruel Killing Contests

A.502 would prohibit harassing or killing certain wildlife at competitive events and is now being considered by the New Jersey Legislature.

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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.