This year advocates accomplished great things for animals. Nearly every "ag gag" bill raised by individual states was defeated-meanwhile, both of ALDF's lawsuits challenging existing ag gag laws have taken positive turns. Animal advocates also stopped horse slaughter from being resurrected, prevented Arizona from removing livestock from its cruelty code, and halted a horrible federal hunting bill (the "Sportsmen's Act"). Captive chimpanzees were added to the Endangered Species Act and the National Institute for Health retired 110 chimps from government labs and retired them to sanctuaries. Here's just a glimpse of other great news for animals in 2014.
Oakland, California will become the second largest city to ban bull hooks (which prevents circuses from coming to town).