The Animal Legal Defense Fund provides these resources to help you learn how animal protection laws function within the legal system.
Animals and the Law
The field of animal law is complex. Use these articles as a guide to understand the fundamentals.
What You Can Do
Do you need help with a specific legal situation involving an animal? Our guides below are provided with that end in mind.
Industrial Animal Agriculture: Exploiting Workers and Animals
COVID-19 Policy Recommendations
Prohibiting Circuses and Traveling Acts that Use Animals
Innovation in Food Production: Plant-Based Meats
Protecting Animals Using the Freedom of Information Act
How Animals Differ from Other Types of “Property” Under the Law
How False Advertising Lawsuits Help Animals
Ways to Give
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