It's National Animal Advocacy Day—Take Part and Speak Up!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:45am
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Attention, animal lovers! Have you heard? Today is National Animal Advocacy Day—and we need your help! We know you’re standing up for animals all year long, but today is a special opportunity for the millions of animal lovers across the county to come together to speak in one strong, unified voice for animal protection.

There is no better day than today to let your legislators know where you stand on animal issues and to tell them to take action for stronger animal welfare laws.

With the Kentucky Derby just days away, the focus of this year’s National Animal Advocacy Day is on passing federal legislation to ban performance-enhancing drugs in horseracing. Lax or nonexistent oversight allows, even encourages, the use of any means possible—even cruel, life-threatening means—to win races. With reports of these majestic creatures breaking down and dying on the track becoming all too common, horses need your help now more than ever. 

Please urge your members of Congress to support the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, a bill that will ban the cruel and widespread practice of “doping” or drugging racehorses—its passage is critical to protecting both horses and riders. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to contact your legislators now—it’s quick, easy and will make a huge difference!

We hope you will join us in commemorating National Animal Advocacy Day. The more of us who call, email and make our voices heard, the bigger our impact. Take a stand and help us secure meaningful protections for America’s racehorses and for all animals.

Thank you for your support today and every day!

To see what other bills and issues we're working on, visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center.

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