“Even in the tumultuous year that was 2020, we saw enormous strides being made to better protect animals, including several jurisdictions completely overhauling their animal cruelty laws.”
Author Animal Legal Defense Fund
As COVID-19 plagues the US, large meat companies and the USDA continue to put slaughterhouse workers’ lives in jeopardy and completely disregard animal welfare.
Companion animals give us unconditional love, but they can’t tell us when they get too cold. A little care and caution will go a long way toward keeping all our family members healthy this winter.
This is the longest-running and most authoritative report of its kind, and tracks which states are prioritizing animal protection and working to improve their laws.
The research at SUNY’s College of Optometry has killed hundreds of cats without producing any information applicable to human vision disorders. Thanks to a lawsuit it is now coming to an end.
the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a rule allowing pig slaughterhouses nationwide to police themselves and kill pigs at very high line speeds.
The California Fish and Game Commission’s omission of the required research detailing how this rule change would affect wildlife demonstrates its priority to accommodate hunters over the protection of animals.
Tillamook’s advertising campaigns are designed to tell consumers that the company’s products are sourced from humane, pasture-based, small-scale family farms, where animal care standards exceed those of other dairy companies. But this is far from reality.
Fur-Ever Wild is a Minnesota-based business that displays wolves and other wildlife in a roadside zoo, breeds wolf pups for petting interactions, and later skins the wolves for their pelts, which are sold for a profit.
Under the law, which is set to go in effect this week, plant-based products, such as “veggie burgers,” “tofu dogs” and “almond milk” would be considered mislabeled and subject to fines for not containing any actual animal products.
Every summer, as temperatures rise, so does the danger of companion animals dying because they are carelessly left in a hot car.
It is very disturbing when your local humane organizations are not addressing the needs of animals in your community in an effective and compassionate manner. Animal Legal Defense Fund advises on how to respond.