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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

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Dominick M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Rather than protecting these abused Animals The Animal Legal Defense Fund would rather accumulate headlines to recieve more donations. They settled their lawsuit not once, but TWICE with the Cricket Hollow Zoo who the USDA found the zoo abused Animals and kept them in Deplorable conditions The USDA gave the Zoo violations 2010... 2011... 2012... 2013... 2014... 2015... 2016 BUT ALFD chose to "Settle" with them
http://www.wildlifeplanet.net/the-aldfs-failure-at-cricket-hollow-zoo.html

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Ivan and I am 10 years old and I am looking for a baby Yorky

5 Steffanie G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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!

4 Jerri G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

4 Uma B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2 Lisa377

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization does not just send out sensational pictures, but informs the public about accurate Rights and regulations. Knowing that there is an organization that truly fights for the Rights of Animals in the Courts is assuring and influences me to want to use my own voice more for this cause.
There was a situation recently, that a friend requested my help to remove a FB page that was showing animal abuse in the form of humour. I felt that just removing this page was not enough, but finding out who was actually responsible for the images and the actual acts. I contacted Animal Legal Defense for some advice on what could possibly be done, which was not much, outside the Courts, but......they listened and supported my concerns. The abusers need to be brought to the Courts, and the Laws changed, so WE as the Public can be made aware and help make this World a better place for ALL the living!

2 Anita28

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do right by animals and are pushing for stricter laws regarding abuse. I can think of nothing more worthwhile than to be a voice for the voiceless.

1 Linda290

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You do Great work....animals have no voice...they need ours...and our protection...Thank you for all you do...

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for doing this incredible, compassionate work! You are so appreciated. Keep up the positive work towards much needed change! ...and for helping to save animals lives!