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Advocacy Center

The ASPCA works with local, state and federal legislators to help enact meaningful protections for animals. We also offer advocacy training and support for citizens who wish to engage in grassroots lobbying. Stay informed and get involved—politics is not a spectator sport!

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Stay current and participate in the process of improving laws for animals by signing up to receive ASPCA Advocacy Alerts (see a list of current, actionable alerts below!).

Ready to take even more action for animals? There are lots of easy ways you can connect with lawmakers and help change policy, all right from your computer or mobile device. Download our E-Advocacy guide today.

Action Needed Now

USA: Urge Congress to Ban Horse Slaughter Once and for All!
USA: Save Dogs from Torture: Urge Justice Department to Pursue More Dog Fighting Cases!
USA: Urge Your Rep. to Cosponsor the PAWS Act of 2015
USA: Help Stop Government-Funded Animal Torture
AZ: Thank Governor Ducey for Vetoing Dangerous Bill!
CA: Law Enforcement and At-Risk Pets Need You!
CO: Stop Farm Animal Abuse; Oppose Misleading Ag-Gag Bill!
CT: Don’t Let Insurance Companies Target Family Dogs!
FL: Help Free Thousands of Greyhounds from Misery at the Dog Track!
IN: Help Save Lives and Money!
IN: Indiana, Say NO to “Right to Farm” Constitutional Amendment!
KY: Thank Your Lawmakers for Standing Up for Animals!
LA: Louisiana, Hold Breeders Accountable! Support Bill to Protect Dogs in Puppy Mills
MA: Ask Your Legislators to Support Animal-Protection Bills!
MD: Help Keep Animals Out of Legal Limbo!
MD: Demand Flexibility for Community Cat Caretakers!
ME: Your Spay/Neuter Program WORKS—Don’t Defund It!
ME: Protect Pet Store Puppies; Support Groundbreaking Puppy Mill Bill!
MO: Don’t Give Puppy Mills and Factory Farms Special Protections
MT: Urge Lawmakers to Prevent Puppy Mill Cruelty!
MT: Help Pass a Strong Cost of Animal Care Law!
MT: Protect Abused Animals!
NC: Support Bill to Stop Puppy Mill Suffering Before It Starts!
NC: Help Farm Animals; Oppose Ag-Gag!
NV: Help Law Enforcement Protect At-Risk Animals!
NV: Support Bill to Make Research Animals Available for Adoption!
NY: Bill to Protect Community Cats Needs Your Support
NYC: Crack Down on Puppy Mills!
OK: Reject Dangerous “Right to Harm” Legislation!
RI: Egg-Laying Hens Deserve Better; Support Bill to Ban Battery Cages
TX: Keep Dogs Safe! Require Canine Encounter Training for Peace Officers
WA: Don't Let Farms Hide Cruelty, Fight the Ag-Gag Bill!
WY: Governor Mead Signs "Resource Data Collection" Bill


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