Strengthening Laws that Protect Animals and Striking Down Laws Hurting Animals
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.
Goldie’s Act (Federal)
The Humane Cosmetics Act (Federal)
The Healthy Future Students and Earth Act Would Expand Student Access to Healthful Foods
Oppose: The EATS Act Would Undermine State Farmed Animal Protection Laws
State-level advocacy actions are available for those states in session. Each state has its own legislative schedule, holding sessions on predefined intervals.
Cat Declaw Bill (Rhode Island)
An Act Prohibiting Inhumane Feline Declawing (Massachusetts)
Providing Shelter to Companion Animals in Disasters (California)
Expanding Cruelty-Free Testing (California)
An Act Relative to Pesticides (Massachusetts)
Mass Animal Fund (Massachusetts)
Fund the study and creation of wildlife crossings (New Mexico)
Protecting Animals from Sexual Abuse (New Mexico)
Protect Wildlife with Safe Crossings (Massachusetts)
Ban Predatory Lending Related to Companion Animal Sales (California)
Legislative Program Team
Kim KellyDirector of Legislative Affairs
Alicia PrygoskiStrategic Legislative Affairs Manager
Brian R. HackettLegislative Affairs Manager
Jennifer HaugeLegislative Affairs Manager
Kathleen SchatzmannStrategic Legislative Affairs Manager
Stephanie HarrisSenior Legislative Affairs Manager
Texas: Contact your Representative to oppose H.B. 3563 today!
Texas: Contact your Representative to oppose H.B. 3563 today!This action is for Texas residents only.
Oregon: Urge Lawmakers to Support Animal Cruelty Special Prosecutor PositionContact members of the Joint Ways & Means Committee today and encourage them to support S.B. 696!
Oregon: Urge Lawmakers to Support Factory Farm ReformsMega dairies in Oregon harm animals by the thousands while polluting our environment. Add your name to urge Gov. Brown to stop a new 30,000-cow mega dairy from coming to the state!