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  • Massachusetts: Help Stop Illegal Hunting

    Help stop illegal hunting and fishing in Massachusetts by urging your state legislators to co-sponsor H.904/S.587, An Act Further Regulating the Enforcement of Illegal Hunting Practices. The bills have been filed by State Senator Mike Moore and, jointly, by State Representatives Lori Ehrlich and Ann-Margaret Ferrante.
    June 7, 2021 Action Alert
  • New York: Urge Your State Senator to Ban Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests

    The New York Legislature is now considering a bill, A.5746/S.6643, that would prohibit harassing or killing certain wild animals at competitive events. Seven states have already enacted bans on wildlife killing contests, and with your help, New York could be next!
    June 1, 2021 Action Alert
  • Oregon: End Coyote Killing Contests in Oregon

    The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill (HB 2728) that would ban coyote killing contests — the most common species targeted by these cruel events. This bill recently passed the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate.
    April 28, 2021 Action Alert
  • Banning Trapping (Vermont)

    Restricts trapping and bans the use of dogs in hunting black bears
  • Vermont: Protect Wild Animals and Ban Trapping

    An Act Relating to Trapping and Hunting (H. 172) would significantly limit trapping in the state. The bill also bans the use of dogs in hunting black bears, a cruel practice known as “bear hounding.”
    March 16, 2021 Action Alert
  • Banning Killing Contests (New York)

    A.5746, championed by Assembly Member Deborah Glick (D-66), would prohibit harassing or killing certain wildlife at competitive events.
  • Banning Coyote Killing Contests (Oregon)

    Killing contests refer to events or tournaments where participants compete to kill as many animals as possible during a specified time period. Cash and prizes are awarded to those who kill the most animals or the largest or smallest animal.
  • Roxy’s Law (New Mexico)

    Bans traps, snares, and poisons on public lands.
  • Animal Exploiter: Robert Sawmiller

    For years, captive wild animals have suffered in the care of traveling zoo operator Robert Sawmiller. On December 9, 2020 two wolves and a Labrador named Fancy were rescued and transported to sanctuary through legal action brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
  • Animals Rescued and Removed from Wildlife Trafficker and Exhibitor

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund — with the assistance of local counsel named Taylor Waters, U.S. Marshals, and the Auglaize County Sheriffs Office — executed a court order, seizing three animals from infamous wild and domestic animal breeder and broker Robert Sawmiller near Wapakoneta, Ohio.
    December 9, 2020 Press Release