The Animal Legal Defense Fund works at the federal, state and local levels to advance important legislation. We advocate for laws that promote or protect the lives and interests of animals, and we oppose legislation that would be detrimental to animals’ well-being.
We also work closely with the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s other programs to identify opportunities to create model legislation that address strategic legal issues in the areas of civil and criminal law, and monitor legislation that impacts animals at the federal, state, and local levels.
Featured State Bills
Legislative Program Team
Florida: Urge the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Protect Native Wildlife and Reptiles!
Florida: Urge the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Protect Native Wildlife and Reptiles!The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is considering important rules that would protect both Florida’s native wildlife and non-native reptiles. Please ask the FWC to prohibit the sale and export of iguanas and tegus outside of Florida in order to curb the cruel reptile “pet” industry.November 16, 2020 Action Alert
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed two bills intended to reduce the killing of adoptable companion animals in the state.October 23, 2020 Animal Law Update
Charter Question 1 would recognize county waters have the right to be free from pollutionOctober 2, 2020 Press Release