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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.

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40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Taraneh

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Using the law to give voice to those who have none.

1 Joyce21

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ALDF does amazing work for the animals who have no voice. They are their voice!! I highly recommend this organization for all that they do.

1 Mel W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate all of they do by giving voice to those with none. Wish I was in California so that I could volunteer!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do an amazing job at working for animals in the field of law. They are constantly looking outside of themselves in order to better the lives of animals.

2 Deborah Cutrell

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They use donated money to attack all animal owners. They don't care if the animal is being cared for or if the animals are happy. They are there to ensure that all animals are severed from humans. PERIOD. A group of lawyers to ensure the AR agenda. Please don't give to the ALDF.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow what the Animal Legal Defense Fund does to fight for the rights of animals. I can't say enough about how their actions have made a change and difference in the life of animals, the laws relating to animal welfare and has helped society evolve in the protection of animals. I strongly support what this non-profit is doing.

2 Ronnie

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I am very disappointed at what the ALDF represents. If they were in fact for what's best for animals then they wouldn't be targeting a man in LA because they partnered with Big Cat Rescue to try to take his tiger away. With all the money they've spent on trying to "win the game", which a living breathing loving animal is NOT a game, they could have built an enclosure that they feel is to their liking. And even though the enclosure this tiger is in, is way above requirements, they would rather see him taken from the only family he's ever known & put in a smaller CAGE where he'd never again have the interaction his family gives him now. Knowing that stress is one of the biggest killers to exotic animals, they still drag this out in court, with no regard whatsoever what it would do the this tiger if he was yanked from his home & put in strange surroundings. I give ALDF 2 thumbs down.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

ALDF is the only national charity that works on behalf of animals in the courtroom. They have successfully defeated puppy mills, animal abusers, and other organizations that neglect or even bring harm to animals that cannot defend themselves. They assist prosecutors by providing case law that will help to defeat abusers in court. My only disappointment is that I have written several times requesting information (or at least advice on where to look) regarding current state laws/policies for the humane lobbying group with whom I volunteer, and have not received a reply. (One example would be whether there are any laws regulating or prohibiting "pulling" events at agricultural fairs). We are in a position to advocate for change, and it helps to have knowledge of other states' laws when suggesting language for our own. Perhaps as ALDF grows, it will be in a better position to advise groups like ours.

2 Joanne

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They are extremist nuts. They should go get a real job and stop taking money from people for their own agenda.

1 Karen D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for your work to all animals. Thank you from a special place in my heart for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger in Grosse Tete, LA. Your work finally bringing this injustice to trial with a successful out coming and good luck on your hearing in August for an immediate withdrawal of the permit to exhibit Tony in this cruel way.