Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF's mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
Started 2 petitions
Protect Palm Springs' Homeless Animals!
The Animal Legal Defense Fund and outraged Riverside County residents filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court against the City of Palm Springs, Palm Springs police and animal control officials, and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter for an ongoing pattern of abuses and failure to follow state and local laws protecting animals at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, resulting in the extremely high euthanasia rates of adoptable animals, despite the shelter’s publicizing itself as a “no-kill” facility. In addition to the unnecessary and wrongful killing of scores of dogs and cats impounded annually, the shelter has failed to provide routine veterinary care to Palm Springs’ sick and injured homeless animals. Sign ALDF's petition to the City of Palm Springs, Palm Springs police and animal control officials, urging them to offer true protection and assistance to the homeless animals they are entrusted with protecting by immediately bringing the Palm Springs Animal Shelter into compliance with all state and local animal protection laws.
Speak Out for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger!
Your help is still needed!Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in urging the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries toimmediately revoke the permit that allows Michael Sandlin to display Tony, a ten-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana, where he has lived with no other tiger companions since 2003.On April 11, 2011, ALDF filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its secretary Robert Barham, arguing that he violated state law in granting a permit allowing Sandlin to exhibit Tony at the Tiger Truck Stop. On May 6th, ALDF won its lawsuit, preventing the Department from renewing the annual permit that allows Sandlin to display Tony. When the current permit expires in December 2011, Sandlin will no longer be able to keep Tony confined as a roadside exhibit at the truck stop where he has languished for over a decade. However, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has the power to revoke this permit today—meaning that Tony need not suffer until Sandlin’s current permit expires in December. Your support is still need to urge the state of Louisiana to free Tony immediately!In addition to being subjected to noise and diesel fumes 24-hours a day, Tony is also frequently harassed and taunted by visitors at the truck stop. His enclosure is devoid of adequate enrichment, such as logs, trees, or complex vegetation that would allow him to engage in natural tiger behaviors. He has no pool of water large enough to allow him to submerge himself to cool off in the blazing heat of the summer. As a result of the stress of his confinement, Tony constantly paces on the hard concrete surface of his enclosure, putting him at risk for dangerous and painful veterinary conditions. Michael Sandlin, the owner of Tony and the truck stop, has been cited by the USDA due to violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including a lack of proper sanitation and improper feeding practices. Join the Animal Legal Defense Fund in urging the state of Louisiana to immediately revoke the permit that allows Tony to be kept at the Tiger Truck Stop—a permit that violates both state and local ordinances designed to protect people and wild animals like Tony.Sign the petition to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries now!