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  • 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 Petland’s Business Practices (Racketeering Class Action)

    In 2017, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a class action lawsuit against Petland, a national pet store chain, alleging Petland violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act and Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt…

  • Challenging Iowa’s Ag-Gag Law

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund led a coalition of animal, environmental, and community advocacy groups in challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s Ag-Gag law. Federal courts similarly struck down Ag-Gag laws in Idaho and Utah as unconstitutional.…

  • Enforcing Legislation That Protects Wildlife Near the Mexican Border

    In January 2017, the federal government announced that it would replace the San Diego border wall with a staggering 30-foot wall — potentially made of impermeable concrete — as well as building multiple sections of new…

  • Challenging North Carolina’s Ag-Gag Law

    In 2016, the Animal Legal Defense Fund — with a coalition of animal protection, consumer rights, food safety, and whistleblower protection organizations — filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a North Carolina law designed…

  • 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 Missouri’s Meat Labeling 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…

  • Challenging Hormel’s Deceptive Advertising Practices: Natural Choice®

    In 2016, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Hormel Foods alleging the company is misleading consumers through the advertising of its Natural Choice® brand of lunch meats and bacon. The lawsuit was filed…