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  • Emergency Response Scholarships

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund Emergency Response Scholarships are available to Animal Legal Defense Fund student chapter members who have shown a commitment to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through their chapter and are experiencing a financial hardship due to world events.
    August 10, 2020 Student Chapters
  • Animal Law Course – Emergency Course Grants

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund is expanding its existing “seed grant” program to also offer emergency grants to law schools who have had to cancel an animal law course for COVID-19 related reasons.
    August 10, 2020 Legal Resource
  • How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Animals in Criminal Law

    Although animals are property under the law, they are property unlike any other. In the context of criminal law, animals can be the victims of crime entitled to certain statutory protections. In this webinar, Senior Staff Attorneys David Rosengard and Jamie Contreras will discuss animals’ status in the context of criminal law.
  • COVID-19: Rethinking our Relationship with Animals

    With global outbreaks of zoonotic disease, like COVID-19, on the rise, it is imperative that we simultaneously mobilize to limit the staggering impact of the current pandemic and take action to mitigate our heightened risk from the next.
  • Protecting Big Cats

    In this free webinar, Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite will be joined by a panel of experts to explore the issue of big cat ownership — and the industry that exploits them for profit. Panelists include Animal Legal Defense Fund Staff Attorney Daniel Waltz, and other experts.
  • Psychology and Sentencing: Mental Health Evaluations for Animal Cruelty Offenders

    Like other violent crimes, animal cruelty offenses are often tied to underlying mental health issues. In order to rehabilitate offenders and protect future victims, those underlying issues must be addressed. Unfortunately, this crucial sentencing component is often overlooked by legislators and courts.
  • How to Advocate for Animals With or Without a Law Degree: Community Organizing for Farmed Animals

    Farmed animals are exploited at alarming rates, with over nine billion farmed land animals slaughtered in the U.S. every year. Join Senior Staff Attorney Cristina Stella as she provides attendees with an inside look at how legal advocacy and grassroots advocacy work together to create positive change on behalf of farmed animals.
  • New Kentucky Law Allows Veterinarians to Report Animal Cruelty

    Kentucky has amended its law prohibiting veterinarians from reporting suspected animal cruelty. Advocates worked for years to change this law, which had good intentions regarding personal privacy but unintended consequences for animal victims of abuse.
    July 9, 2020 Animal Law Update
  • 2020 Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship Recipients

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are awarded to law student members of our student chapters based upon demonstrated commitment to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission, “to advance the interests and protect the lives of animals through the legal system.”
    June 23, 2020 Student Chapters
  • Spotlight: Abbey Barr

    Abbey Barr is a 2020 recipient of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Advancement in Animal Law Scholarship.