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  • Compelling the FDA To Produce Factory Egg Farm Inspection Reports

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a federal lawsuit to compel the FDA to produce inspection reports of factory egg farms without censoring important information about the hen population and living conditions.
  • Challenging the Sale of Wild Horses from Devil’s Garden, California

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund and the American Wild Horse Campaign filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Forest Service’s plans to round up and sell horses living in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest.
  • Seek Permit Revocation of Puerto Rico Zoo

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted complaints to the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. More than 100 animals live in abysmal conditions at Puerto Rico’s only official zoo.
  • Challenging the Treatment of Captive Animals at Olympic Game Farm

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund alleges Olympic Game Farm, a roadside zoo in Sequim, Washington, is breaking the Endangered Species Act and state anti-cruelty laws by not providing adequate care for the captive animals in its possession.
  • Challenging Factory Farms’ Exemption from Pollution Reporting Requirements

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund joined a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's policy of exempting most factory farms from the legal requirement to report the release of hazardous materials into the environment.
  • Challenging the Treatment of Animals at Farmers Inn

    In 2018 the Animal Legal Defense Fund sent a notice of intent to sue Farmers Inn, a roadside zoo in Sigel, Pennsylvania, for violations of the Endangered Species Act and state public nuisance standards based on violations of state wildlife protection laws.
  • Challenging Fur-Ever Wild’s Treatment of Wolves

    In 2017, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued wildlife exhibition and fur-harvesting facility “Fur-Ever Wild” for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by killing threatened gray wolves.
  • Animal Welfare Records Blackout

    In 2017, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the United States Department of Agriculture for removing tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the agency’s website. Referred to as the Animal Welfare Blackout.
  • Research Breeding Facility: Ruby Fur Farm

    In 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund asked the USDA to revoke Ruby Fur Farm’s license, issue the maximum penalty allowable against the breeding facility for its violations, and stop purchasing animals from the facility for use in USDA research.
  • Upholding Lousiana’s Big Cat Ban

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund intervened in Tiger Truck Stop’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the big cat ban so that we could both defend the big cat ban and challenge the special law exempting Tiger Truck Stop from the ban.