ALDF Calling for An Animal Abuser Registry

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Here's the email I got from ALDF. ALDF's proposed abuser registry legislation would require mandatory registration and community notification for convicted animal abusers. Today, California Senator Dean Florez has announced that he will be sponsoring abuser registry legislation this session-a bill that he's developed in close collaboration with ALDF experts. Tags: animal abuse ALDF

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon. And the worst: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Wyoming You can check out the whole report on their web site.

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National Justice for Animals Week

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From the better late then never category, the ALDF is having a National Justice for Animals Week to raise awareness about animal abuse. Here is the full press release: During its first-ever National Justice for Animals Week, February 22 – 28, 2009, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is recognizing some of the top law enforcement professionals in the nation for getting real justice for animals who are victims of abuse.

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Update on National Meat Association vs. Brown

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Brown, a case in which the meat industry is attempting to invalidate a California law designed to reduce animal suffering and protect public safety. A coalition of animal protection groups consisting of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Farm Sanctuary, and the Humane Farming Association (HFA), intervened in the case to ensure that the interests of animals and the public were represented. Did anyone know this was going on?

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) today announced an effort aimed at creating public registries in each state of anyone convicted of felony animal abuse. Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals. Through its campaign, www.ExposeAnimalAbusers.org , the animal protection organization is promoting model legislation that state legislatures could enact.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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From the ALDF action alert page. Less than one year ago, Puerto Rico enacted a landmark animal protection law, based in part on a set of model laws drafted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. states and jurisdictions with regards to the strength of their laws protecting animals. I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes."