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  • Urging Washington Lawmakers to Stop Unfair and Deceptive Pet Leasing Practices

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted comments to Washington lawmakers urging passage of a bill to stop unfair and deceptive pet leasing practices. HB 1476 would effectively put an end to pet leasing schemes in Washington…

  • Federal Trade Commission Urged to Investigate Pet Leasing Industry

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society of the United States sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate the pet leasing industry for deceiving consumers. The complaint asked…

  • Urging USDA to Protect the Psychological Well-being of Primates

    In 2015, the Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of necessary regulatory changes to protect these primates’ psychological well-being. The USDA solicited public comments on the issue…

  • Urging the FDA Not to Restrict Plant-Based Dairy Labels

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Compassion Over Killing, and UCLA’s Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy submitted joint comments urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to restrict labeling terms on plant-based dairy products…

  • Calling for Justice for Jay the Cat

    Jay was a well-loved family cat, who was brutally killed on April 28, 2016, at the apartment complex in Centralia, Washington, where Jay and his family lived. Jay’s family and other witnesses saw multiple people squeezing,…

  • Urging Enforcement of the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act

    In 2015, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and a coalition of other animal protection groups submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, calling on the Agency to…

  • Justice for Cecil the Lion

    In 2015, animal lovers all over the world were horrified to learn that American dentist Walter James Palmer paid $50,000 to kill Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, so he could mount Cecil’s head on his wall…

  • Urging Enforcement of Animal Protection Laws at Primate Product

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint with Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation against the Florida primate breeding facility Primate Product. The complaint came upon reports of serious mistreatment of animals and apparent…

  • Supreme Court: Depictions of Cruelty

    In United States v. Stevens, the Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 48, a law prohibiting the sale and possession of depictions of animal cruelty that lack social value. As the first Supreme…

  • Opposing Feld Entertainment’s Tiger Export

    In March 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) pre-published notice that Feld Entertainment, the multi-billion dollar parent corporation of the shuttered Ringling Bros. Circus, was applying for an Endangered Species Act permit to export…