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Breaking News: King Amendment removed from Farm Bill

This is BIG news. The horrible King Amendment has been removed from the Farm Bill. The amendment is named for the single biggest supporter of animal cruelty in the US government – Rep. Steve King. The mission for King and his amendment, was to gut animal cruelty laws across the nation and to prevent states […]

ALDF releases 2013 state rankings for animal protection laws

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has released its 2013 state rankings for animal protection laws. The five best states are Illinois, Oregon, Michigan, Maine and California. The worst of the worst are Kentucky, Iowa, South Dakota, New Mexico and Wyoming – with Kentucky coming in as the state with where animal abusers are must welcome […]

ALDF: First person charged with violating Ag Gag Law

The Animal Legal Defense Fund reports the first person has been charged with violating the Ag Gag Law in Utah. The ALDF has filed a lawsuit in the state to overturn the horrible law. In this video, people are being harassed for standing in a public right-of-way. So a crime can be underway and the […]

ALDF: Fifth Annual National Justice for Animals Week – Feb. 18-24

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is promoting February 18-24 as its Fifth Annual Justice for Animals Week. From the ALDF page concerning this effort – Every year we dedicate one week to raising awareness about how to report cases of animal abuse, and how to work locally to strengthen animal protection laws and enforcement.

ALDF: The five best states to be an animal abuser

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has a release its annual report ranking animal cruelty laws in the 50 states. The states at or near the bottom of the list need to get their bottoms in gear. From the press release: “” “” Kentucky, North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota, and New Mexico are 2012’s five best […]

ALDF releases new state rankings for animal welfare

The 2011 US Animal Protection Laws Rankings from the Animal Legal Defense Fund were released this month. Kentucky is ranked last on the list, due to its extremely weak laws. The state has been at the bottom for the past five years. The other four states on the Worst Five list are Idaho, North Dakota, […]