The Animal Legal Defense Fund Essay

1622 Words Oct 8th, 2016 7 Pages
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. Today, ALDF 's groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by hundreds of dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members. 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.

In my eyes they have utterly failed their mission and let almost 300 helpless animals continue to endure a hellish life at the hands of 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 hellish conditions that around three-hundred animals are subjugated to, 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 ESA by “wounding, harming, and/or harassing” endangered animals like…

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