The Animal Defense Partnership

Summer 2018 Report

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Greetings from the Animal Defense Partnership

Over the past few months, The Animal Defense Partnership (ADP) has been hard at work fighting animal suffering and abuse. Here are a few examples of what we’ve been up to:

Nosey the Elephant: Nosey has spent more than three decades in inhumane captivity as part of a roadside zoo. ADP was asked to assist In Defense of Animals (IDA) and Save Nosey Now (SNN) in their successful efforts to free Nosey, who now lives in peace at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.  We are currently working with IDA and SNN to accomplish the same for Asha, an elephant who is languishing in deplorable conditions at Virginia's North Bridge Zoo.  Through the ADP Weeping Elephant Project, we will continue our collaborations and work on behalf of isolated elephants across the country.

GFAS: We are partnering with The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries both in supporting GFAS’s own legal needs, and in being available to the 160 sanctuaries GFAS accredits around the world.  GFAS accredits and supports capacity building for animal sanctuaries, rescues, and rehabilitation centers for equine, wildlife, and farm animals. 

Brighter Green: ADP has worked with Brighter Green to develop an Anti-Harassment and Discrimination policy.  Brighter Green is a New York City based public policy action tank committed to equity and rights; raising awareness; and encouraging policy action on the environment, animals, and sustainability in the US and internationally.  We will be working with other animal charities on developing their own Anti-Harassment and Discrimination policies, which are essential in today’s workplace.

Providing Value to Animal Charities: Since its inception in 2016, ADP has provided free legal services worth more than $650,000 to animal protection organizations around the world. Our goal in serving as full service, pro bono lawyers, is to enable these charities to devote more of their often limited resources to fighting institutionalized cruelty and abuse of farm animals, wildlife, and companion animals.

Other News:

  • New Blog:  We will shortly be launching a new blog titled Animal Law Today, which will feature pieces from our staff as well as guest submissions.
  • New Clients and Law Firms: We are pleased to welcome Animal Equality, the Humane League, and Jane UnChained as new clients of ADP. Several new law firms including Duane Morris, Morrison & Foerster, and Kramer Levin have joined us in our fight against animal cruetly.
  • LA Animal Rights Conference: From Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 1, 2018, ADP will be hosting a table at the annual National Animal Rights Conference. Please feel free to stop by and say hello if you are attending the conference.
  • Friends of Chimps Interview: Our co-founder, David Ebert, was interviewed by the wonderful people at Friends of Chimps, an ADP client that is committed to care and conservation of chimpanzees worldwide. You can read the interview here.

Our work on behalf of animals in need would not be possible without your support. And with your help we can do even more. Please consider donating to ADP today.


David, Joel, Allan, and Dylan

Organizations Working with ADP

Animal Charity Clients

  • Animal Equality
  • Brighter Green
  • Compassion in World Farming
  • Compassion Over Killing
  • Encompass
  • Friends of Chimps
  • Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
  • The Humane League
  • Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
  • In Defense of Animals
  • Jane Unchained
  • The North Shore Animal League
  • Paws Crossed Animal Rescue
  • Peace Ridge Sanctuary
  • Return to Freedom
  • Tigers in America
  • Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Collaborating Law Firms

  • Covington & Burling
  • Duane Morris
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman
  • King & Spalding
  • Kramer Levin
  • Miller & Chevalier
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton
  • Proskauer Rose
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

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