The HLS Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a group of students who care deeply about animals and the many issues facing them. The HLS SALDF was founded in 1995 as a student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national organization of lawyers who engage in litigation and legislative efforts on behalf of animals. Our SALDF chapter has four major goals:
- providing support, education, and work opportunities for students who are interested in animal rights or welfare law;
- educating the HLS community about issues facing animals, including institutionalized forms of animal abuse and the means of combating them through legislation and litigation;
- offering social functions for students interested in vegetarian and vegan food. You don’t need to be a vegetarian to be in SALDF, but we provide many opportunities for you to explore delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine; and
- providing assistance to animals who are currently suffering through student fundraising and volunteering.
We are very excited about this upcoming year! Check the upcoming events page to see what SALDF has planned. If you are interested in any of these or have an idea that would like to see materialized please send us an e-mail or find us on Facebook!