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  • Challenging the Treatment of Captive Animals at Olympic Game Farm

    In September 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sent notice to Olympic Game Farm, a roadside zoo in Sequim, Washington, declaring its intent to sue the facility for keeping animals — including lions, gray wolves, and…

  • Challenging Factory Farms’ Exemption from Pollution Reporting Requirements

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund joined a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) policy of exempting factory farms known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) from the legal requirement to report the release of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Demanding Public Records Relating to Invasive Cat Experiments

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit to compel the disclosure of public records regarding invasive experiments on cats and kittens conducted by the State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY). The lawsuit,…