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  • Challenging the Treatment of Animals at Special Memories Zoo

    In September 2019, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sent the statutorily required notice of intent to sue Special Memories Zoo, a roadside zoo in Greenville, Wisconsin, for violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as well…

  • Challenging Wildlife Services for Violating NEPA

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, for failing to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by considering the current science about the harm lethal…

  • Challenging Tillamook’s Deceptive Advertising

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the Tillamook County Creamery Association for its misrepresentations about the source of its milk and the conditions in which the company’s cows live. The lawsuit was filed…

  • Challenging Arkansas’ Meat Labeling Law

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund is part of a coalition that filed a lawsuit in Arkansas challenging the constitutionality of a state law that prevents plant- and cell-based meat producers from, among other things, using “meat”…

  • Challenging Arkansas’s Ag-Gag Law

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund led a coalition that filed a lawsuit in Arkansas challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Ag-Gag law — which prohibits undercover investigations that expose abuses at factory farms and other businesses…

  • Challenging Federal Government’s Waiver of Environmental Laws to Build Border Wall

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund joined a coalition of public interest groups challenging the federal government’s waiver of dozens of environmental, health and safety laws related to construction of a U.S. – Mexico border wall in…

  • Urging Humboldt County, CA to Terminate Contract with Wildlife-Killing Federal Agency

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund sent a letter to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Humboldt County Agriculture Commissioner, urging them to terminate their contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (“Wildlife Services”).…

  • Challenging Iowa’s Ag-Gag 2.0 Law

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s new Ag-Gag law — a law that is substantively similar to an Iowa law that was struck down on January 9, 2019. In…

  • Challenging Emergency Declaration for Border Wall

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and several officials within the Trump administration, arguing that President Trump’s emergency declaration, redirecting $6 billion in federal funds to pay for walls along…

  • Demanding Records Related to Puerto Rico Zoo’s Terminated License

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), seeking records regarding the termination of Puerto Rico’s only official zoo’s Exhibitor’s License under the…