Every day, thousands of animals suffer from cruel acts including abuse, torture, mutilation, and neglect. State laws treat animals as property instead of living, emotional beings. That’s why the Animal Legal Defense Fund stands for animals as their voice in the courtroom.
30% of animal cruelty cases involve neglect.
250,000 animals are victims of hoarding annually.
BILLIONS of innocent animals are slaughtered, tortured, maimed & abused each year.
YOU MAKE LEGAL VICTORIES FOR ANIMALS POSSIBLE
Every animal deserves a healthy life, free of cruelty andsafe from abuse. We take that responsibility very seriously—and know you do, too. Together, we can create a world in which the lives and interests of all animals are respected and protected.
"I believe that animals are entitled to basic legal rights. Existing legal protections for animals do not go far enough in shielding all animals from exploitation and abuse by humans. As rights for animals do not currently exist, I urge you to pass legislation in support of these basic rights for animals."
To get an overview of the Animal Legal Defense Fund's cases and campaigns in your inbox, sign up to receive email from us: