Animal Protection and Rescue League

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The Animal Protection and Rescue League (or APRL) is an American 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2003 that works to document and expose cruelty inflicted on animals behind closed doors, particularly in factory farms.

APRL has garnered the attention of national and international media, and has brought its concerns about animal cruelty to the attention of the public.

Current projects[edit]

  • Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty

APRL is a member of Californians for Humane Farms, a coalition of animal protection groups working to pass the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act—an initiative that will appear on California's November 2008 ballot. APRL led the signature gathering phase of the campaign in Southern California

  • Yes on Prop 2 (Farm Animal Cruelty Prevention Act)
  • Stop Foie Gras
  • College Outreach (Leaflet distribution encouraging becoming vegan at college campuses)
  • Festival Outreach (APRL sets up information tables about animal issues at festivals in Southern California)
  • Ban Veal Production
  • End Wildlife Poisoning (implement humane alternatives to squirrel baiting and poisoning)
  • Spay and Neuter Your Cats and Dogs
  • Go Vegan
  • Save the La Jolla Seals


Animal Protection and Rescue League et al. v. The State of California et al.

An injunction was granted to place a guideline rope on the La Jolla Children’s pool beach to protect seals and their pups until May 30, 2008. The injunction was filed March 10, 2008.

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