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Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Winning the Case Against Cruelty

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters are law student groups that are affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and share its mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has numerous resources for law students interested in the field of animal law.

SALDF has worked hard over the last few years to develop working relationships with local animal shelters. Students take time from their schedules to volunteer at these shelters, and the organization has a yearly Pet Tree for people to donate supplies at Christmas to local shelters. In addition, the group has multiple fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds for sponsorship's, and other worthy causes to help fight animal cruelty and neglect. 

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More about ALDF

For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting 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 thousands of dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members and supporters. Every day, ALDF works to protect animals by:

  • Filing groundbreaking lawsuits to stop animal abuse and expand the boundaries of animal law.
  • Providing free legal assistance to prosecutors handling cruelty cases.
  • Working to strengthen state anti-cruelty statutes.
  • Encouraging the federal government to enforce existing animal protection laws.
  • Nurturing the future of animal law through Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters and our Animal Law Program.
  • Providing public education through seminars, workshops and other outreach efforts.

2017-2018 Officers

President:

Hannah Bohon

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Emma Crawford 

Community Outreach Coordinator: