Animal Legal Defense Fund

10 of America's Most Bizarre Animal Laws Still on the Books

Every state has laws about animals. Some of those laws protect animals, others do the exact opposite, and some are just strange. Here at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, we've come across a lot of odd laws over the years, as the organization reviews legislation and opportunities to expand legal protections for animals.

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If You Love Dogs, Don't Shop at Petland

Last month, the Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the filing of a nationwide consumer class action lawsuit against Petland, a national pet store chain, and the chain’s Kennesaw, Georgia location. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia alleging Petland violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act and Georgia RICO Act.

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