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  • 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…

  • Defending an Individual’s Right to Protect Her Dog

    In May 2015, West Virginia State Trooper Seth Cook walked onto a property in Waverly, West Virginia, where Buddy the dog was tied on a tether. Buddy wagged his tail. Captured on video, Cook approached, drew…

  • 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…

  • Animal Welfare Records Blackout

    In February 2017, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for removing tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the agency’s website. The removed records include enforcement actions taken…

  • Tony the Tiger: The Individual

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund requested that the USDA conduct an inspection of Tony the Tiger after learning that his health was in decline. We submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the inspection…