We are animal rights lawyers from the Animal Legal Defense Fund who just obtained a court order freeing Lucy the lemur along with other endangered lemurs and tigers from their grim lives at a roadside zoo. Ask us anything!
We recently won a lawsuit against a roadside zoo in Iowa that has lemurs, tigers, lions, bears and other animals in rural Iowa. Because of the documented substandard conditions of the zoo, our organization, the Animal Legal Defense Fund was able to convince a judge to order release all of the endangered animals. We’re still negotiating specifics, but we hope to get these animals to reputable sanctuaries where they will be able to live out their lives in humane conditions. Ask us anything!
Edit: My co-counsel Jeff Pierce (JeffALDF) is joining the conversation to answer questions about this case. AMA.
Edit 2: For more background on this case, check out this Des Moines Register story.
Edit 3: Taking lunch for about an hour, but we'll be back at 1:30 p.m. PST to pick up where we left off.
Edit 4: We're back—ask us anything!
Edit 5: We'll be signing off at 5 p.m. EST, but feel free to leave questions and we'll check back periodically tonight. Thanks again!