Some Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Victories in 2016
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Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
November 2016

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Thank you for standing with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, for supporting our work, and helping us expand our efforts to protect and defend more animals in the coming year.

Every animal's life is important and deserves the best legal protection available. Thanks to your generous support the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been able to continue to fight for countless animals in courtrooms across the country.

1. Puppy Killer Serving Time: The Animal Legal Defense Fund paid out a reward offer to a tipster who came forward and provided crucial information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy killer. Willie Bee Turner set a Chihuahua puppy, Angelstar, on fire, which led to Turner being sentenced to three years and eight months in prison. He is also prohibited from owning an animal for 10 years.

2. First Victory in an Endangered Species Act Lawsuit: Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against a roadside zoo and won the first major victory in an Endangered Species Act (ESA) lawsuit brought on behalf of endangered animals in captivity. Four tigers and three lemurs at the center of the lawsuit were rehomed.

3. Holding Puppy Mills Accountable: In a landmark victory, integrity was restored to the Pennsylvania Dog Law. Mother dogs may not be kept in cages with metal wire strand flooring and dogs over 12 weeks of age must have unfettered access to an outside exercise area.

These are just a few examples of the kind of work the Animal Legal Defense Fund does everyday, protecting the lives of animals through the legal system.
The law is societyís most powerful tool for creating real change for animals on a large and small scale. Together, we will continue to fight for stronger laws and their vigorous enforcement throughout our nationís courts and legislatures. The generosity of supporters like you has helped us continue to fight for animals in courtrooms across the country. You've truly made a difference ó and we can't thank you enough.

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