Five years ago, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, or ALDF, established their National Justice for Animals Week. This year that week will begin on Monday, February 18th and go through Sunday, February 24th. Each day of this week, a different action will be suggested on their blog site, on their Facebook page, on Twitter (hashtag #NJAW).
ALDF defends all types of animals since animals do not have the ability to speak for themselves. The Fund feels that it is their responsibility to be the animals’ voice in the courts. This week is set aside to recognize animal victims and to indicate the proper way to report cases of animal abuse. Another goal is to work in local areas, like DuPage County, in order to strengthen animal protection laws and enforcement.
DuPage County has rules, regulations and ordinances to protect the people. It also has indoctrinated laws to protect animals from illegalities like dog fighting. DuPage residents should focus on this. If they are aware of any dog fighting rings, they should contact DuPage Animal Care and Control Center (DCACC) immediately. If they cannot get into contact with them, they should contact their local area police department instead.
Another area of concern in DuPage County is puppy mills. Although DuPage is not known for this type of animal abuse, but in case of any reports, and thanks to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the actions will be taken care of in due course.
For animal lovers that are not in the business of taking action on animal issues, everyone has equal opportunity this coming week to do just that. If you are unsure of an action to take, all you have to do is to connect with the above listed social media sites in order to receive the suggested action of the day. It is also a very good method of connecting with thousands of other animal lovers across the United States. Each action will focus on bringing real justice closer for animal victims.
Let’s face it, people are drawn to tragedies. Consider ambulance chasers if you doubt this statement. To a lesser degree, but still addicted to the negative and heartbreaking stories around our nation, are those that thrive on watching the daily news. The media has a tendency to draw people in by speculating on the horrific stories of our day. However, thanks to their activity, some of the most important legislative landmarks for criminal justice for animals have been born. Legislators have a tendency to fight for increased protection for animals and at the same time honoring animal victims.
Stay tuned this week for more data on National Justice for Animals Week.