The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) was founded in 1979. It is a legal organization that follows the animal extremist ideology and until recently solely focused on animals. Like other animal extremist organizations, they too have branched out to focus on environmental activism as well. ALDF files high profile lawsuits and provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors with the goal of changing the legal system in order to push their animal extremist and environmental activism agenda. In addition to their goals of changing the legal system, the ALDF also supports animal extremist legislation and fights legislation that they believe stops animal extremist groups from their activism. For example, the ALDF opposes laws that protect farmers and ranchers from undercover animal extremist operatives who get hired under false pretenses with the sole purpose to attack animal agriculture.
The ALDF has defended radical animal extremist groups like PETA and Friends of The Earth, a group listed on the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium website.
Link to website: https://www.trackingterrorism.org/
The ALDF is affiliated with the following organizations:
The culture and direction of an organization determines their business practices. The ALDF is very open about their anti-animal agriculture position, and it is evident on their website under their mission statement and posted employment rules:
Information about ALDF Co-Founder Roger Galvin: https://www.activistfacts.com/person/1510-roger-galvin/
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