• USDA Must Defend Reissuance of License to Law-Violating Roadside Zoo, Court Says

    1 month ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Animal Legal Defense Fund scores significant victory against USDA rubberstamp license renewal
    Contact: Natalia Lima, nlima aldf.org, 201-679-7088
    Des Moines, Iowa - In a victory for animal protection oversight, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the United States Department of Agriculture cannot “arbitrarily and capriciously” renew an exhibitor license to a roadside zoo it knows is in violation of the Animal Welfare Act. The Animal Legal Defense Fund's lawsuit against the USDA is being sent back to U.S. District Court, overturning an earlier dismissal of the...
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  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit To Shut Down Vallejo Puppy Mill

    Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Lawsuit To Shut Down Vallejo Puppy Mill

    1 month ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Breeding Operation in Residential Neighborhood Has Long History of Complaints
    Contact: Natalia Lima, nlima aldf.org, 201-679-7088
    SAN FRANCISCO -Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the owner of California Carolina Dogs for illegally operating a puppy mill. Puppy mills are breeding facilities that prioritize breeding efficiency over the animals' health or wellbeing. California Carolina Dogs is owned and operated by Susan Anthony from a house in a residential neighborhood in Vallejo, California. The property, which has held as many as 50 dogs, has generated numerous...
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