Since its origins in the early 1970s, the field of animal law has metastasized into a widespread and very well-funded litigious machine. 167 law schools in the United States and Canada have offered at least one course in animal law, and an increasing number of schools have entire animal law programs. More are being funded and developed all the time, with the radical animal extremist group, Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) behind most of them.
Animal Legal Defense Fund is an Animal Extremist Group
ALDF has been at the forefront of the animal extremist law movement since its founding in 1979. The first animal law school ALDF helped create was the Center for Animal Law Studies, which was formed in 2008, by a collaboration between the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Currently, the ALDF website boasts that its efforts are supported by “thousands of dedicated attorneys and more than 300,000 members and supporters.” Further, “Animal Legal Defense Fund has student chapters in more than 200 law schools, and more than 450 law firms have signed up to donate more than $4 million in legal work to support its mission annually.”
Radical Animal Liberationist Closely Tied to Animal Legal Defense Fund
These numbers are extremely alarming considering the level of precedent-setting influence that can be involved. For example, Stephen Wise,