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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

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.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Gina56

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ALDF is truly on the cutting edge of animal protection litigation. The organization's dedicated team devises creative and effective strategies to advance protections for animals, and doesn't shy away from going after the industry giants that perpetrate some of the worst animal abuse.

3 Boudicca R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ALDF are absolutely and utterly amazing. Having both a grass-roots and a strategic focus means that they operate at all levels in their uncompromised focus to save animals from harm. Over time, I've come to know two of their members personally and I can tell you that their focus does not change when they operate in their personal capacity. I highly recommend ALDF - they are not just a great non-profit but an outstanding one and one which is making real, significant and long-lasting changes in our world.

3 Charlsye L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I support ALDF because as a former Chairperson of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, I have seen firsthand the atrocities committed against animals in our city. We need groups like ALDF to fight and take action on behalf of animals everywhere.

3 Loosly

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been writing a pet column in newspapers for 35 years and The Animal Legal Defense Fund is the most important organization for the present and the future. We must have animal advocates in every town, city and state. Humane Officers are the first source to help animals on the scene immediately, but then comes the court case. The precedents set in court are going to help animals in the future and will send a messages to those who are cruel or negligent, that the people of The United States value other species . Criminals will be held accountable.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Helping those who can't help themselves! Well done!

1 Bonnie33

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ALDF helps bring justice to those who abuse, torture, or kill animals. We as a society need to send a clear message that abuse in any form will not be tolerated.

3 Lisa110

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

the aldf is a joke, no better than the h$u$. They should try to focus on the animals in need, not just just big publicity cases.

2 Reagan B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Clerking with ALDF, I got to see first-hand how passionate and amazing this group of people of is. Love for animals comes through in all of their actions and words.