ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Rating: 4.72 stars   109 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 170 East Cotati Avenue Cotati CA 94931 USA

Mission: ALDF's mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
Programs: ALDF's Criminal Justice Program works with law enforcement and prosecutors to seek maximum penalties for animal abusers. Our Animal Law Program is dedicated to fostering the field of animal law among legal professionals and in law schools nationwide. Our Litigation Program files cutting-edge lawsuits to stop the abuse of companion animals, and animals abused in industries including factory farming and the entertainment business.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Obviously by the many positive posts ALDF and they fight for animal rights and welfare. It boogles my mind why they teamed up with BigCat Rescue and WildCat Sanctuary to ban hybrid cats in varies states. If they are concerned for animals rights, why would they work in tangent with either of these sanctuaries? BCR feeds live domesticated rabbits to bobcats they are being rehabilitating to release into the wild. This is not necessary, and most rrehabilitation wildlife center choose not to use live prey. Not to mention that horses were being abused right next door and nobody at BCR reported this to any animal welfare agencies. Both BCR and WCDS have been charged with animal neglect and enclosure violations, and accused of using donations for their personal use. The founder of WCS used donations to take her husband sky diving and bought sexy underwear, also took her family on vacation. Does this sound like agencies concerned about animal welfare?

This petition that these welfare agencies are proposing is basically to confiscate all early generation hybrid cats under third generation. Either these cats will be euthanized or taken to sanctuaries to live out their lives with lions, tigers, and other wild animals. It does not matter that these cats are beloved pets, and are well cared for by their owners. Mind you, these cats were purchased, adopted or rescued legally and these animal welfare want to retroactively make them illegal. If you do not have papers on your hybrid, such as you found one and opened your home to one of these cats, it will be taken and euthanized.

This is not animal welfare, but genocide of a cat breed! This petition is based on lies, propaganda, and hate for these cats! These are house cats and have the same type of problems that other cats have. The only difference, is they are more active and smarter. I think it is disgusting to villianize not only hybrid breeds, but responsible owners and breeders! I think that in this issue they are wrong and morally disguesting and it sickens me that this group can say they love and are concerned for animals while working with sanctuaries that are unethical, and support a ban that will lead to massive killings of this breed! Shame on you!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Work with ethical groups and sanctuaries, and do not support legislation which leads to the mass killings of a breed. Do not support bans on animals that are biast, opinion based with no scientific based origins, and hate fueled. Stay away from organizations which choose to abuse animals,

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been thoroughly impressed with this organization and their commitment to animal rights and laws. They take on the small and the large with only the welfare of animals in mind. They are one of the leading organizations at the forefront of animal activism and advocacy.

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This organization fights for the rights of animals in our legal system. I've not worked with more passionate individuals, hands down. I'm very grateful that a team of dedicated professionals is looking after those who do not have a voice.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A dog in our community had been horribly mutilated and abused. I called ALDF when I heard the dog was possibly going to be returned to the family of the person who had abused it. They immediately responded and helped me put pressure on our prosecuting attorney to press charges against the abuser and gave me advice on how to legally proceed to permanently prevent the dog from having to be returned to the abuser's family. I am happy to report that the dog is doing very well now THANKS to the ALDF and their fast response!

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On 7/27/2014, I ran the San Francisco Worth-The-Hurt 52.4 mile double marathon and raised over $10,000 for this group of angels. That's how much I believe in what they do.

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I donate to a lot of different non-profits but I donate most to ALDF because they talk the talk and walk the walk. All of their employees are vegan ... they live for their work to help animals from abuse and suffering. There's no organization out there like them ... battling for animals a case at a time in the courtroom.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

propose that they allocate more funds to advertising in the big publications to gain more visibility such as the Humane Society and PETA. the more folks know about ALDF's work ... the better for animals.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a vegan a year and a half ago as a show of compassion for animals. This organization educates the public and prosecutes capos.

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Rating: 5 stars  

ALDF works long and hard to change laws and views on how animals are treated. Without their tireless work there wouldn't be much in the legal protection for animals.

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Unless animal rights are legally recognised most efforts to protect their welfare will have limited impact. Securing legal rights globally and ensuring they are adhered to is so critical.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Animal legal defence fund does excellent work. Working on our laws is the very fundamental. Great work done. Absolutely nothing to add that they don't already do.

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