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. Tags: animal law 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.

Sign ALDF Petition to Help Kentucky's Homeless Animals

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Sounds like it's hell for these animals in Kentucky shelters. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, things are not going well. Tags: animal shelter management animal shelters Kentucky strays The State used to provide oversight, but in 2004, they abrogated responsibility to the counties. Please sign the petition to help them.

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ALDF Provides Grant to Fund Investigation of Animal Abuse

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund provided $3500.00 to investigate the abuse of over 100 dogs by an animal hoarder in Michigan. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today that Dearborn dog hoarder Kenneth Lang Jr is being charged with two counts of cruelty to 10 or more animals, after more than 100 live and approximately 150 dead Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes were removed from the filthy home this past July. Tags: animal abuse ALDF

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ALDF Calling for An Animal Abuser Registry

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It sounds like they are calling for an animal abuse equivalent of the sex offender registry. Wouldn't you want to know if a violent or repeat animal abuser were living next door to you and your family? Communities have good reason to be concerned about the whereabouts of animal abusers. In story after heartbreaking story, abusers repeat their violent crimes against helpless animals, and often go on to victimize people as well. Keep your animals and your families safe.

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Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. 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.

Vile Practices at Tulare County, CA Animal Shelter

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That's why this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund strikes a cord with me. Sargeant, doing business as Sargeant’s Wholesale Biologicals, buys carcasses from animal shelters and sells them to research facilities such as UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine. Tags: animal shelter management animal cruelty california san joaquin valley I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and am familiar with Tulare County.