The Animal Legal Defense Fund Essay
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Mission:The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) fights to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.
ALDF files groundbreaking lawsuits to stop animal abuse; provides free legal assistance to prosecutors handling cruelty cases; works to strengthen anti-cruelty statutes; encourages federal enforcement of existing animal protection laws; nurtures the future of animal law; and provides public education.
Wildlife Planet believes the ALDF have utterly failed their mission statement by letting almost 300 helpless animals continue to endure a hellish life at The Cricket Hollow Zoo in Manchester, Iowa and it 's masters Pamela and Tom Sellner.
I do not know the exact date to which the ALDF first became aware of the gruesome conditions that around three-hundred animals are subjugated to daily, but I do know for a fact that on March 4, 2014, ALDF warned the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Cricket Hollow Zoo of their plan to sue the zoo owners for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by “wounding, harming, and/or harassing” endangered animals like tigers, lemurs, and wolves at the zoo.