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  • Challenging Missouri’s “Meat” Law

    In 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Missouri law that that prevents plant-based meat and cultured meat producers from using “meat” terminology because their products do not come from a…

  • Justice the Horse Sues Abuser

    In May 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a groundbreaking lawsuit in Oregon state court on behalf of an 8-year-old horse named Justice, against Gwendolyn Vercher, who neglected him. The lawsuit seeks to recover the…

  • Challenging the Treatment of Animals at Farmers Inn

    In August 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund served Farmers Inn, a Pennsylvania roadside zoo, with a notice of intent to sue. Farmers Inn maintains endangered animals, including a ring-tailed lemur, black leopard, and gray wolves,…

  • Challenging Fur-Ever Wild’s Treatment of Wolves

    Fur-Ever Wild is a Minnesota-based business that displays wolves and other wildlife in a roadside zoo, breeds wolf pup for petting zoo interactions, and later skins the wolves for their fur according to statements made by…

  • Challenging Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law

    In 2012, an undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals filmed dairy workers in Idaho violently abusing cows. Idaho’s legislature responded by passing an Ag-Gag law that makes it a crime to conduct undercover agricultural investigations. Such…

  • Research Breeding Facility: Ruby Fur Farm

    Ruby Fur Farm is an Iowa facility that breeds ferrets, skunks, raccoons, and foxes to sell as research test subjects and “unique” pets. The business has a long history of disregarding the minimal care that the…

  • La Toque Restaurant Illegally Selling Foie Gras

    California lawmakers enacted a ban on the production and sale of foie gras in 2004, due to the cruelty involved: geese and ducks are force fed large quantities of food in order to make the animals’…

  • Upholding Lousiana’s Big Cat Ban

    As part of our years long battle to free Tony the Tiger, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the State of Louisiana for passing a law that exempted Michael Sandlin and Tiger Truck Stop, Inc. (the…

  • Endangered Species Act Challenge Regarding Lolita the Orca

    Lolita the orca is held captive at the Miami Seaquarium, in a small tank with no protection from the sun. While orcas are highly social animals, Lolita has been deprived of company since 1980, when her…