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  • Animal Law Update

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Update is a series highlighting legal and policy developments in the rapidly emerging field of animal law. 
  • In the News

    2022 Highlights Court strikes down Iowa’s second ‘ag-gag’ law as unconstitutional, Iowa Capital Dispatch, March 15, 2022 It is incomprehensible that Iowa legislators continue to waste Iowans’ taxpayer dollars to pass and defend unconstitutional laws that suppress free speech simply to protect their own financial interests,” says Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells. … Continued
    July 13, 2018
  • Animal Law 101

    Simply defined, animal law is the combination of statutory and case law that relates to or has an impact on nonhuman animals. It encompasses companion animals, wildlife, and animals used in entertainment, research, and raised for food.
  • Though Ruled Unconstitutional, Industry Continues Pushing Ag-Gag Laws: Updates in North Carolina, Kansas, Iowa, and Ontario

    In the first half of 2020, there were multiple developments in the realm of Ag-Gag laws — so named because they criminalize whistleblowing and undercover investigations in agricultural facilities, thus “gagging” activists and others who expose animal abuse in factory farms and slaughterhouses.
    September 15, 2020 Animal Law Update
  • Islamabad High Court Holds that Animals Have Legal Rights

    The Islamabad High Court has held that animals have natural rights and are entitled to protection under the Pakistani constitution. The case before the court was threefold, involving an elephant held in solitary confinement at a zoo, a rescued bear who had been forced to “dance” and perform tricks, and the killing of stray dogs.
    October 2, 2020 Animal Law Update
  • Spain Poised to Recognize Animal Sentience Within Civil Code, Clarifying Animals Are Not “Things”

    On April 18, 2021, the Spanish Parliament approved consideration of a bill that would amend the country’s Civil Code to recognize animals are “living beings endowed with sentience” rather than “things,” specifically “moveable property.”
    August 18, 2021 Animal Law Update
  • 2019 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 o
    June 20, 2019 Student Chapters
  • Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Danielle Duffield

    Danielle is currently studying for a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Harvard Law School, focusing on Animal Law.
    December 7, 2017 Student Chapters
  • 2021-2022: Wild Animals and the Law

    Each year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund provides resources to help its student chapters focus on a specific priority issue. The Student Chapter Program Guide contains an overview of the issue, the the organization's involvement, and suggested activities.
  • 2018-2020: Farmed Animals & the Law

    Each year, the Animal Legal Defense Fund provides resources to help its student chapters focus on a specific priority issue. The Student Chapter Program Guide contains an overview of the issue, the the organization's involvement, and suggested activities.