Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Glickman, 154 F.3d 426 (D.C. Cir. 1998) (en banc)

Case Summary:

On behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, we won a landmark standing ruling in the en banc D.C. Circuit, which recognized the ability of individuals who have an interest in observing particular animals held in captivity to bring a lawsuit under the Administrative Procedure Act to challenge a federal agency's regulations which were insufficient to alleviate the suffering of those animals. The case, which arose in the context of a challenge to the US Department of Agriculture's regulations implementing the Animal Welfare Act recognized that humans suffer a cognizable injury when they witness animals being mistreated and neglected.

Plaintiffs: Animal Legal Defense Fund and several individuals

Court: United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit