Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) was born of a bold vision: that the lives and interests of animals – in research labs, on farms, in the wild and in our own communities – would one day be recognized and protected by law. Since 1979, ALDF has been pushing the U.S. legal system to end the abuse and cruelty that result from animals’ classification as property. We’ve won precedent-setting victories, and continue to raise awareness among judges and prosecutors of animals’ rights to freedom from captivity, violence and exploitation. As pioneers in the field of animal law, we’ve blazed the trail for tougher laws, tougher enforcement and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.

Address: 127 Fourth Street
Petaluma, CA 94952