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  • Challenging Iowa’s Ag-Gag 2.0 Law

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s new Ag-Gag law — a law that is substantively similar to an Iowa law that was struck down on January 9, 2019. In…

  • Challenging Cricket Hollow Zoo’s Treatment of Animals (2018)

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a public nuisance lawsuit on behalf of four Iowa residents against Cricket Hollow Zoo, for chronic violations of state animal cruelty laws. Cricket Hollow Zoo has a long history of…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Challenging Cricket Hollow Zoos Treatment of Endangered Lions (2016)

    In 2016, while the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s first case against Cricket Hollow Zoo was still pending, we filed our second lawsuit against Cricket Hollow based on violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after African…

  • Challenging Cricket Hollow Zoo’s Care of Endangered Species (2014)

    Life was not good for the animals at the Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa. Five tigers died in the span of two years, due to inadequate veterinary care. Another tiger was found to be suffering…