Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
In this time of crisis we are working to make sure that everyone has the legal protections and the defense they need. Including animals.
This could not be more relevant during this time of economic distress and hardship. While the American legal system is designed to provide attorneys for those who can not pay for them in criminal cases, it does nothing to provide for representation in civil matters. Worse, in criminal cases that involve animals, the legal system provides no representation for initial hearings that determine the disposition of an animal.
Poor families can be accused of violating breed specific bans, have no money for counsel and will not be provided one for maybe the most important hearing of the criminal charge against them, whether or not their dog should be killed.
At Environmental and Animal Defense, our legal experts are committed to protecting animals of all kinds during the ongoing world crisis.
As part of our larger mission, we provide low cost and free legal representation to defend animals from being needlesly killed, but we need your help.
We rely on donations from passionate and committed animal lovers who share our vision of a better world. We hope you will consider supporting us on this day of giving as we work to save the lives of innocent animals and increase justice for humans and nonhuman animals alike.
Together we will build the future we all deserve.