Using Local Legislation to Protect Animals
Want to take the next step in your animal advocacy? Learn the skills you need to pass laws protecting animals at the local level! Local laws are critical – not only do they help individual animals in your community but they prime the pump for passing similar laws at higher levels of government.
This webinar focuses on retail pet sale bans – laws that prohibit pet stores from selling puppies and kittens (and sometimes other animals like rabbits) who are commercially bred. Retail pet sale bans are a powerful way to fight back against puppy mills, and you could pass one in your own community!
Animal Legal Defense Fund Campaigns Manager Elizabeth Holtz will walk you through the steps to pass a ban in your city as well as share tips that can be applied to any local legislative campaign.
This webinar was prerecorded. Watch now!
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is here to help you enact a ban in your city or county! Review these resources to get started. Fill out the contact form on this page for further assistance.
A Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) bill, S.2868/A.4533, which would allow law students and volunteer lawyers to advocate for animal victims in cruelty criminal cases, unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.February 19, 2021 Press Release
Breeding operation, Adorable Stars, sells parasite-ridden kittens suffering from severe and fatal ailmentsFebruary 2, 2021 Press Release
Animal protection advocate and actress Kim Basinger sent a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster with an urgent request the company end all animal posts on its platform.January 25, 2021 Press Release