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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This charity fights for those who cannot fight for themselves - animals. They use their legal expertise to fight for animals like Tony the Truck Stop tiger, whose owner refuses to obey the law and give him to an accredited sanctuary where he could have much more room, better food, better health, and enrichment. They are reasonable, intelligent, and kind, even as they stubbornly fight. This is an animal charity you can contribute to with confidence.

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We hear horror stories everyday about animals being abused, tortured, slaughtered, starved, and we weep and try to help as best we can as donors. It is the ALDF, though, that goes after the perpetrators of these atrocities and this group is the only legal group i know that can fight for our animals in court and know the legislation governing the crime. I hope it grows and grows. I have a dear friend, a litigation attorney, who will retire in two years and will seek to join this group of fighters for those who have no voice. ALDF is in my modest will along with a few other animal groups. Think about supporting it now and including it in your will.

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They are a consistent voice for the voiceless. I couldn't rate them more highly & recommend them without reservation.

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ALDF is a tireless advocate for the rights of non-human animals. Truly amazing nonprofit.

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The world is a better place because of ALDF. Have supported them for years and they have never disappointed in the fine and improtant work they do in being a legal voice for the animals!

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Rating: 4 stars  

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There are many great non-profits out there helping animals. I think ALDF is a very strong, commendable, organization that I am proud to support. The battle to prevent, protect from, and punish cruelty to animals is widespread, but the spearhead is in the courts. Without strong laws it doesn't matter how wrong something is, abusers get off with little or no punishment and continue their abuse. Without dedicated lawyers to go to bat for animals, and for people fighting to defend an animal, we can make very little progress. The ALDF is on the front lines of pursuing convictions for animal cruelty. Thank you all so much for all your work and dedication. And thanks to all animal lovers out there for standing up for the animals that are so often thrown out and disregarded.

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This is a wonderful charity. They do amazing work and fight tirelessly for the rights of non-human animals that suffer under the human hand. A truly noble organization. The morals of man can be directly gauged by how man treats non-human animals.

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Other non-profit animal organizations seem to place a bucket underneath a leaking faucet of animal problems; whereas, the ALDF works to fix the leak. The ALDF is a great organization and will be my only charity for life.

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The ALDF works closely with student organizations like mine to try and produce results.

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I READ THE REVIEWER (JOANNE) AND CHECKED OTHER CHARITIES OF THIS TYPE AND FOUND HER NAME ON THEIR REVIEWS. SHE LIES AND MAKES UP REDICULOUS BAD STORIES ABOUT THESE CHARITIES AND IS A REALLY BAD PERSON AS WELL AS A TOTAL MORON. PLEASE DON'T BELIEVE HER AWFUL/NEGATIVE COMMENTS. THIS IS A THOUGHTFUL AND ADMIRABLE CHARITY; I HAVE BEEN DONATING TO THEM FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

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they refuse to unsubscribe me or explain where they got my information and i first unsubscribed from them over 6 months ago

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There are few groups as effective as the Animal Legal Defense Fund within the animal protection movement. I know when i give to ALDF it is going to directly help animals. I'm thankful such a group exists that is truly making a difference for animals. Thanks to all at ALDF for the work you do to make this a better world for the non-human animals with whom we share this planet-- and for speaking up for those without a voice.

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