It can be disturbing-and heartbreaking-to witness an act of animal cruelty. Whether it be an acute act of violence or chronic neglect, find out what you can do when you witness animal cruelty.


  • Congratulations to the 2019 Student Chapters of the Year!

    These awards celebrate chapters that have shown incredible efforts in advancing animal law and advocating for animals through original projects and initiatives. Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters are a vital part of the growing animal law movement.
    November 19, 2019 News
  • 34 Horses in Limbo: Pre-Trial Forfeiture

    On an early August morning, 34 horses seized from a scene of severe neglect began their 107th day in state custody. Horse rescue volunteers had nursed the horses back to health, and ready to be adopted. But the horses needed one more thing...
    November 8, 2019 News
  • New York City Council Bans Sale of Foie Gras in Historic Vote

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund applauds Speaker Corey Johnson and the NYC Council for voting to end the sale of foie gras. Intro 1378, sponsored by Council Member Carlina Rivera, now moves to Mayor de Blasio, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
    October 30, 2019 News

Stand Up to Animal Cruelty

Puerto Rico’s only zoo is not a safe place for animals. Please sign the petition below to help close the zoo and find these animals new homes.

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