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  • Lawsuit Challenges USDA Redaction of Geese Culling Contract

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) over the agency’s critical redactions in a contract between the USDA’s Wildlife Services program and a Colorado slaughterhouse, outlining plans for slaughtering geese rounded up in parks across Denver.
    November 23, 2020 Press Release
  • New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory Farming

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.
    November 19, 2020 Press Release
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  • Congratulations to the 2020 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 6, 2020 News
  • Factory Farming Message Testing

    Animal advocates have faced a conundrum when communicating about COVID-19.
    November 3, 2020 News
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  • Lawsuit Filed Against USDA For Lack of Transparency into Inspection Process of Primate Research Facilities

    Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Rise for Animals filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the agency’s failure to respond to a request for public records related to the inconsistent inspection process of nonhuman primate research facilities.
    October 16, 2020 Press Release