State Legislation

Cetacean Anti-Captivity Legislation and Laws

Orcas are too intelligent, too wide-ranging, too socially complex, and simply too large to adjust to captivity in concrete tanks that are a tiny fraction the size of their natural home ranges. The compromised welfare...

Shark Finning Legislation

Currently, there are nine states and three US territories that control shark finning by controlling the sale and possession of shark fins. Although the states have varied exceptions and statutory penalties for violations, all the...

Farm Animal Anti-Confinement Legislation

Millions of pigs, calves and chickens are forced to spend their lives confined in spaces so small they can't even turn around. Gestation crates, veal crates, and battery cages prevent animals from performing natural behaviors,...

Anti-whistleblower Legislation

Undercover investigations by animal advocates are an important tool in exposing the cruel realities of factory farming. However, instead of passing laws to ensure farm animals are protected from abuse and neglect on factory farms,...