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  • Urging USDA to Protect the Psychological Well-being of Primates

    In 2015, the Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of necessary regulatory changes to protect these primates’ psychological well-being. The USDA solicited public comments on the issue…

  • Ben the Bear Caged at Roadside Zoo in North Carolina

    In 2012, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, along with PETA and two residents of Cumberland County, North Carolina, filed suit against Jambbas Ranch Tours in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The roadside zoo had numerous “Animal (AWA) citations…

  • Animals Rescued from Maryland Roadside Zoo After Threat of Lawsuit

    Animal Legal Defense Fund initiated a lawsuit against Deer Haven Mini Zoo for violations of Endangered Species Act and state animal cruelty laws
    July 19, 2018 Press Release
  • Urging Stronger Protections for Animals Used in Research

    In 2015, the Animal Legal Defense Fund submitted comments to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) requesting that the agency close regulatory loopholes leading to laboratory animals’ intense and unnecessary suffering. We asked the…

  • Urging USDA investigation of Meat Animal Research Center

    In 2015, a New York Times investigation exposed horrific animal cruelty at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska. The Times detailed deeply disturbing incidents of cruelty at this taxpayer-funded facility for…

  • Animal Welfare Records Blackout

    In 2017, the Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the United States Department of Agriculture for removing tens of thousands of animal welfare records from the agency’s website. Referred to as the Animal Welfare Blackout.
  • Research Breeding Facility: Ruby Fur Farm

    In 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund asked the USDA to revoke Ruby Fur Farm’s license, issue the maximum penalty allowable against the breeding facility for its violations, and stop purchasing animals from the facility for use in USDA research.
  • Animaland Zoological Park

    In 2016, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against the Animaland Zoological Park in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. The Animal Legal Defense Fund argued that Animaland’s poor treatment of a gray wolf named Bear and a Siberian…

  • Laws that Protect Animals

    In the United States, animal protection laws can be enacted and enforced at every level of government. Most animal protection legislation happens at the state level.
  • 2016-2018: Captive Wild Animals

    Illegal trafficking in rare and exotic wild animals is a $10 to $20 billion-a-year business, the profits of which come at the expense of broken families and countless injured and/or dead animals.