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  • Legal Assistance Request

    Fill out the form to have your matter forwarded to Animal Legal Defense Fund's volunteer attorneys for their review.
  • Laws that Protect Animals

    In the United States, animal protection laws can be enacted and enforced at every level of government. Most animal protection legislation happens at the state level.
  • Animal Testing: Models for Improvement

    While animal testing is still far too prevalent, some countries and states have implemented laws that reduce the number of animals used in laboratory experiments.
  • Federal Laws and Agencies Involved With Animal Testing

    This is a brief guide to the main federal laws and agencies involved with animal testing. As you'll see, there are few laws protecting laboratory animals, and little regulatory oversight to ensure compliance with these laws.
  • The Legal Process In The United States: A Civil Case

    What is a civil lawsuit, and how does such a lawsuit proceed through the legal system? This is a general overview about civil lawsuits. It covers the main steps along the way, and the most important terms to know.
  • Animal Neglect Facts: State and Local Law

    Most states’ criminal animal cruelty statutes define a minimum standard of care which requires that an animal caretaker provide food, shelter and veterinary care. However, some farmed animals, fish or wildlife may be excluded from anti-cruelty statutes.
  • Animal Neglect Facts

    Animal neglect is the failure to provide basic care required for an animal to thrive. At first glance, such cases may seem less egregious than a single, brutal act of violent abuse, but severe neglect can mean extended periods of extreme suffering.
  • Submit an Employment Opportunity

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund promotes select internships, jobs, and other professional development opportunities related to animal law. Fill out the the form to have your opportunity considered for publication.
  • New Law Graduate Attorney Membership Application

    Join now! Our Pro Bono Program is the nation’s largest pro bono network for animal protection and utilizes volunteers to support our litigation, criminal justice, and legislative goals.
  • Animal Law Courses

    There are 167 law schools in the U.S. and Canada, and 11 in Australia and New Zealand, that have offered a course in animal law. Interested in starting an animal law class at your school? Learn…