Animal Legal Defense Fund

Type: Organization
Name: Animal Legal Defense Fund
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Law enforcement agencies will begin tracking animal abuse

ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -The public sees or hears reports of animal abuse on a regular basis. But "all the time" is not a statistic. Crime statistics come from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, and starting in 2016, ... [Published WTVT FOX 13 - 11 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. government officials named in lawsuit over conditions at Manchester zoo

MANCHESTER, Iowa — A second federal court case has been filed over the alleged mistreatment of animals at a Manchester zoo.The California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit in U.S. District Court against a pair of high-ranking U.S. Department ... [Published TH Online - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

FBI adds animal cruelty cases to national crime report as social media helps publicly shame abusers

The issue has gained traction in recent years, driven largely by an ongoing crusade by animal rights groups and social media, the latter of which has played a pivotal role in saturating the Internet with videos and images of alleged animal abusers. That, ... [Published MassLive - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Utah responds to lawsuit over so-called ‘Ag Gag’ law

A file photo of protesters rallying against Utah's 'Ag-Gag' law in May of 2013.SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office has filed a response to a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups defending the state’s so-called “Ag Gag” law.The terse response, ... [Published Fox13now - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Judge denies Idaho's request to dismiss 'ag gag' lawsuit

A federal judge denied Idaho's request to dismiss a lawsuit over the so-called "ag gag" law signed by Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter on Feb. 28.The case, Animal Legal Defense Fund  et al. (ALDF) v. Otter et al., was filed in March and claims that the law ... [Published Progressive Dairy - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Reward over fatal shooting of pony in California

in NewsMistyA $US5000 reward is being offered over the fatal shooting of a pony in her California pasture last weekend.The Animal Legal Defense Fund says the money is on offer for information leading to the arrest of the killer of Misty last weekend.Misty, ... [Published HorseTalk.co.nz - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Tony the truck stop tiger still waiting for sanctuary - National animal advocacy

As reported by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ADLF)[1], on June 20, 2014, a devastating turn of events occurred in the case of Tony the truck stop tiger[2]. Advocates' hopes that he was going to finally be allowed to go to a sanctuary were dashed. Previous ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

16th annual Pet Rock Festival tomorrow all about animals and so much more

If you are looking for something fun to do tomorrow, the Pet Rock Festival in nearby Sturbridge, MA will be well worth the trip.Traditionally held the Sunday after Labor Day, this is the 16th time around for the event, which will take place at the Sturbridge ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Death toll hits 39 from flooding in Kashmir

TOP DOG:Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Jim Davis has been named one of America's Top Ten Animal Defenders by the Animal Legal Defense Fund during National Justice for Animals Week 2013, which ends today. ... [Published Weirton Daily Times - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Alarming Allegations of Neglect at Iowa Zoo

By RYAN ABBOTTWASHINGTON (CN) - Animal rights advocates sued the federal government for repeatedly renewing the license of an Iowa zoo that they claim is replete with inhumane conditions, including animal enclosures filled with feces, undrinkable water ... [Published Courthouse News Service - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Egg Producer Permanently Removed From Industry in Settlement

In February 2012, Cheung and Diep, doing business as A & L Poultry, abandoned 50,000 hens without food and left them to die. Tens of thousands of the birds starved to death while others drowned in giant manure pits under their cages. Animal Place, Farm ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Animals can be 'victims' just like people, Oregon Supreme Court says

In two landmark rulings earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court said that animals -- whether they be horses, goats, dogs or cats -- shall be afforded some of the same basic protections as human beings.The dual rulings are expected to make it easier ... [Published Oregonian - Aug 22 2014]

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"Animal advocates and child welfare advocates have known for many years that there's a direct correlation between animal abuse and human abuse" Pinellas Animal Service's Doug Brightwell observed
...offense' category simply because the victims were animals," Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, Wednesday. "Just as the FBI tracks hate crimes and other important categories, we will now have critical data on animal cruelty" he said
The ALDF alleges that "the law was drafted by the Idaho Dairymen's Association 'with the express purpose of disadvantaging animal rights and whistleblower speech' and was supported by multiple legislators 'specifically because it would silence animal protection organizations,'" which would violate the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause and is therefore subject to scrutiny
"It's just very frustrating. We do everything that we can. We use UT vets. We use vets out of Morristown, so anytime they need vet care they're here" he said

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Law enforcement agencies will begin tracking an... [Published WTVT FOX 13 - 11 hours ago]
U.S. government officials named in lawsuit over... [Published TH Online - Sep 18 2014]
FBI adds animal cruelty cases to national crime... [Published MassLive - Sep 18 2014]
FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Cr... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Sep 18 2014]
Utah responds to lawsuit over so-called ‘Ag Gag... [Published Fox13now - Sep 17 2014]
Judge denies Idaho's request to dismiss 'ag gag... [Published Progressive Dairy - Sep 17 2014]
Several charities meet at TAILS Humane Society'... [Published Daily Chronicle - Sep 15 2014]
Reward over fatal shooting of pony in California [Published HorseTalk.co.nz - Sep 12 2014]
Pony Shot and Killed in Santa Rosa [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Sep 12 2014]
USDA investigating Cocke County animal attracti... [Published WATE - Sep 10 2014]
Tony the truck stop tiger still waiting for san... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 09 2014]
6 Trending Headlines: Why Preconditioning Adds ... [Published Beef Online - Sep 09 2014]
Judge Preserves 'Ag-Gag' Law Challenge in Idaho [Published Courthouse News Service - Sep 08 2014]
16th annual Pet Rock Festival tomorrow all abou... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 06 2014]
Success for challenge to Idaho 'ag-gag' law [Published Ecologist - Sep 06 2014]
Death toll hits 39 from flooding in Kashmir [Published Weirton Daily Times - Sep 05 2014]
Judge Won’t Stop Lawsuit Against Idaho Ag-Gag L... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 05 2014]
Teens Toss Kitten Into Microwave On Video, Only... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 01 2014]
Hideous Kicking Of Cows In The Face At Idaho Da... [Published Boston IMC - Aug 28 2014]
Alarming Allegations of Neglect at Iowa Zoo [Published Courthouse News Service - Aug 28 2014]
Yes, Animals Can Be Individual Victims of Crime... [Published Care2 - Aug 28 2014]
NEW KIDS GAME APP LAUNCHING [Published SourceWire - Aug 27 2014]
Old Yeller, Lad and the Commonwealth of Kentuck... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 26 2014]
Being 'Faithful' to Puppy Doe [Published Back Bay Patch - Aug 26 2014]
Landmark US court rulings sees animal legally c... [Published The Independent - Aug 25 2014]
Animals As Victims Law: Do Harsher Punishments ... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 24 2014]
Egg Producer Permanently Removed From Industry ... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Aug 23 2014]
Animals can be 'victims' just like people, Oreg... [Published Oregonian - Aug 22 2014]
Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hen... [Published Turlock Journal - Aug 22 2014]
Signs of the times: Under threat of legal actio... [Published New Times SLO - Aug 21 2014]
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Judge Won’t Stop Lawsuit Against Idaho Ag-Gag L... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 05 2014]
Chief US District Judge B. Lynn Winmill denied the state of Idaho’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the law “raises First Amendment concerns because it restricts protected speech.” A federal district court judge in Idaho has declined to dismiss a ...
Pennsylvania Dog Kennel Laws Prompt Lawsuit fro... [Published JD Journal.com - Aug 14 2014]
Summary:  An animal activist group from California has sued the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over their dog kennel laws and regulations.  Animal-rights activists claim that a Pennsylvania state regulation that allows commercial breeding kennels ...
Quebec to amend Civil Code to better protect an... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 09 2014]
QUEBEC — Quebec’s new agriculture minister is promising to clean up the province’s bad reputation as one of the best places to be an animal abuser. Pierre Paradis says new legislation is in the works that will redefine the status of an animal in the ...
Groups Ask California's Mendocino & Humboldt Co... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 30 2014]
Elly Pepper, Legislative Advocate, Washington, DC In 2012*, California’s Mendocino and Humboldt counties contracted with Wildlife Services – the rogue federal agency responsible for killing 4 million animals last year – to “control” their wildlife. ...
How The Rising Status Of Cats And Dogs Could Do... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - May 21 2014]
The scientific community has always had an uneasy relationship with cats and dogs.© Isselee|Dreamstime.com In November of 2010, 26,000 scientists descended on the San Diego Convention Center to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. ...
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