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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After researching many nonprofits to figure out where I'd like to donate to, I found this honest organization that truly cares about animals and uses it's money to make a meaningful impact. They focus on law for animals- what better way to keep terrible situations from happening again? They get great ratings online for how they are truly a not-for-profit.

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I would like to commend the Animal Legal Defense Fund, my favorite animal charity, for the many wonderful things they have accomplished in the animal world. I am and have been a proud donor for many years beginning when I first learned of what separated them from the rest - they are successfully changing the world one case at a time via the law. Back some time ago when suddenly everyone was jumping on the animal rights bandwagon because it was "chic" to do so and following that "other" charity, I had already been committed to this group and stuck with this one for good reason. While I respect their passion, I often disagree with other well-known groups tactics and will not support violence in the name of helping animals as it is detrimental to the cause. I will share the public relations speech I often still give (free of charge, of course!) when discussing the ALDF in comparison to other animal rights groups: "There is no justice for animals when people attack people in the name of that cause. That only creates hatred for animal rights supporters and nobody wins - least of all the animals. Instead, groups such as the ADLF don't go around practicing guerilla warfare on people who choose to wear fur and attack them with buckets of red paint. Instead they fight with the pen vs the sword - they forge ahead conservatively but with steadfast ambition to right the wrongs of this society and the way our animals are treated by making it illegal to do so. By helping pass legistlature and consistently fight the court battles against animal abuse, they are making the deplorable acts against animals by humans illegal and only then can such acts be punished. By giving me the opportunity to volunteer in their criminal law division, I often lend a hand by writing letters to judges and prosecutors in support of those cases brought before the courts which are vital to win and set a precedent for animal laws going forward. As Gandi once said 'the moral fiber of a nation is judged by the way their animals are treated'." I proudly congratulate my favorite charity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, for working toward making our nation one that Gandi would be truly proud of.

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Create more areas across the country where we can help volunteer or perhaps work for the ALDF. I am a legal assistant and my expertise includes writing and legal research. I would love to be able to do more for them in this capacity, and if I were even more lucky, be able to work for them some day.

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ALDF looks out for and defends ALL animals who cannot speak for themselves.

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I read everytime their special work to protect the life of the animals, to educate people in that way

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I donate as much as I can to this charity. I believe in and admire the work they do. God bless these angels helping and giving a voice to the animals that can't speak fot themselves. They think and feel and are precious and should be protected at all costs!!!!

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

no changes. I'd make animal abuse a federal crime in all 50 states.

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This organization works hard with too little funds to get at the root of making change: the legal system. They are worth every penny. The law needs to enforce and support change for animal welfare. Please join me in supporting them.

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One of the weakest and most-needed areas of animal advocacy is the law. ALDF is on the forefront of this, fighting for the fair and humane treatment of animals and they are awesome. So grateful for them! Please support them financially so they can keep up (and expand) the good work!

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This organization is inspiring as it speaks for those without voices, animals. Everyday they are impacting society by fighting for animal's rights by banning unethical actions or practices that involve suffering. They have been my inspiration for many years and it is because of them that I wish to practice in the Animal Law field.

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I will begin law school, with a specialization in Animal Law, partly due to ALDF's resources, their commitment to animal protection within the legal framework, and knowing I have such a supportive group during my studies and once I become an attorney. ALDF has been one of my biggest inspirations for the last six years and they continue to take on new challenges, overcome obstacles, and do what many believe cannot be done. Plus, I've had the pleasure of meeting many of ALDF's employees and its founders; they're hilarious, motivating, personable, and well-versed on what they speak about.

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I've donated to this organization for many years and they do wonderful work. I'm happy with their rating on Charity Navigator and happy to see that the CEO's pay is within reason. They hold animal abusers accountable for their actions and work on behalf of animals to bring those who would harm the innocent to justice. So grateful for their work!

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ALDF takes up everyday causes on behalf of suffering animals, from companion pets to animals in laboratories. They do a fantastic job representing the best interests of animals everywhere.

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