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.
Protecting Animals through Local Legislation
Innovation in Food Production: Cultivated Meat
Animals as Crime Victims: Development of a New Legal Status
The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Law
The PETS Act: Companion Animals Affected by Natural Disasters
What To Do About Substandard Conditions at Your Local Animal Shelter
Establishing a Trust for Your Animals
What To Do When You Witness Animal Cruelty
Ways to Give
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