Strengthening Laws that Protect Animals and Striking Down Laws Hurting Animals

The Animal Legal Defense Fund works at the 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.

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    An amendment that would prohibit Florida cities and counties from banning the sale of puppies in pet stores is being considered by the Florida House of Representatives Commerce Committee.
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  • 2019 Florida Legislative Session Kicks into Gear

    This year’s Florida legislative session promises to be one of the busiest yet for animals. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is in the halls of the legislature every day – advocating for animals who would otherwise not have a voice.
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  • Iowa Ag-Gag Law 2.0 is Unconstitutional

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