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  • Compelling the FDA To Produce Factory Egg Farm Inspection Reports

    In 2012, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to compel the Food and Drug Administration to produce Establishment Inspection Reports of several factory egg farms in Texas without censoring important…

  • Prosecution for Maryland Dog Freezing to Death

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund funded the necropsy of an elderly dog named Oscar, who died sometime between December 30, 2017, and January 1, 2018, when he was kept outside of his owner’s home in Baltimore…

  • Challenging FSA’s Medium-sized CAFO Exemptions

    On December 5, 2018, a coalition of organizations, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund, filed a lawsuit challenging a 2016 regulation issued by the Farm Service Agency that exempts medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) from…

  • Challenging the Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs – Barkworks Class Action

    In 2014, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Barkworks, a Southern California pet store chain with six locations. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of several puppy purchasers tricked by Barkworks into purchasing…

  • Challenging the Sale of Wild Horses from Devil’s Garden, California

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund and the American Wild Horse Campaign filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Forest Service’s plans to round up and sell horses living in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast…

  • Protecting Our Constitutional Right to Liberty

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit to protect Americans’ right to liberty, which courts have called the right to be let alone, and to compel federal government action on climate change. The plaintiffs include…

  • Challenging Kansas’s Ag-Gag Law

    On December 5, 2018, The Animal Legal Defense Fund — with the Center for Food Safety, Public Justice, and Kansas-area farmed animal organizations, Shy 38, Inc., and Hope Sanctuary — filed a lawsuit in Kansas challenging…

  • Seek Permit Revocation of Puerto Rico Zoo

    In October 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted complaints to the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. More than 100 animals, including an African elephant named Mundi and…

  • Challenging Backyard Butchers in Florida

    In July 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit to shut down four black market backyard slaughter operations outside of Fort Myers, Florida. These operations violate state animal cruelty and slaughter laws, and nuisance…

  • Challenging the Treatment of Captive Animals at Olympic Game Farm

    In September 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sent notice to Olympic Game Farm, a roadside zoo in Sequim, Washington, declaring its intent to sue the facility for keeping animals — including lions, gray wolves, and…