• Los Angeles: Help Us Ban Exploitation of Animals for Entertainment

    1 month ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund is urging Los Angeles residents to speak up in support of a new ordinance. On Tuesday, April 25, the Los Angeles City Council will vote on an ordinance which would prohibit the use and exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement in LA, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties. We need your help to make sure that this ordinance succeeds.
    With this ordinance, Los Angeles is poised to make history as one of the first major cities to prohibit the needless use of exotic animals for public...
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  • The Animal Legal Defense Fund Mourns Candy the Chimp's Death

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund Mourns Candy the Chimp's Death

    1 month ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    Candy is well known as ‘the loneliest chimp in the world'
    Contact: Natalia Lima, nlima aldf.org, 201 679 7088
    The Animal Legal Defense Fund has been informed that Candy the chimpanzee died yesterday, Thursday, April 20, 2017. On Nov. 17, 2015, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Sam Haynes and the Dixie Landin' amusement park under the Endangered Species Act for inhumanely confining Candy in isolation and allegations of neglect.
    News of Candy's death was delivered from Dixie Landin's legal counsel to Chimp Haven's counsel. At this time, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is...
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