Oct 08

Animal Legal Defense Fund Part I

Posted by: Bruce Robinson

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Bruce Robinson


Issues involving animals are a growing area of American law, one where the Cotati-based Animal Legal Defense Fund is actively involved.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, or ALDF, has worked to protect the rights of animals since 1979. Executive Director Steven Wells, has been working with the organization for 9 years. During that time, one of his priorities has been establishing  student ALDF  chapters at law schools nationwide. To view the ALDF website click here.



The Michael Vick dog-fighting case exposed a short-coming in the applicable law in Virginia, one that the ALDF helped the state legislature to address.