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  • Challenging Restrictions on Plant-Based Dairy Marketing

    On February 6th, 2020, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on behalf of plant-based food producer Miyoko’s Creamery (Miyoko’s), after the agency sent an enforcement…

  • Suing to Protect Starving Horses From ‘Rescue’ Organization

    In December 2019, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit seeking to remove starving horses from the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF) and prevent its chief operating officer from ever operating or being involved with…

  • Suing Unscrupulous Puppy Traffickers Who Knowingly Sold Sick Dogs

    On December 18, 2019, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Trina, Rick, Elijah, and Jezriel Kenney — Trina and Rick are husband and wife; Elijah and Jezriel are their adult children — on…

  • Protecting Pigs from Cruel High-Speed Slaughter

    On December 18, 2019, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, with a coalition of environmental and animal protection groups, filed a lawsuit against the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) for issuing a final rule allowing pig slaughterhouses…

  • Protecting the Psychological Well-being of Primates Used in Research

    In November 2019, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and a coalition of animal protection groups filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to respond to a requesting the agency promulgate standards to…

  • Challenging Fairlife’s Deceptive Marketing Practices

    In November 2019, the Animal Legal Defense Fund joined forces with multiple law firms to bring a class action lawsuit against Fairlife LLC, an Illinois-based dairy company owned by Coca-Cola and Select Milk Producers, Inc. The…

  • Defending California’s Proposition 12

    In October 2019, a coalition of animal protection organizations filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the constitutionality of the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act and preserve California’s right to ban…

  • Lawsuit to Protect the Endangered Species Act

    In October 2019, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit to force the federal government to leave the Endangered Species Act (ESA)’s legal protections intact. This lawsuit relates to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

  • 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…