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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We make it easy for you to participate in the process of improving the laws for animals via our ASPCA Advocacy Alerts. You can scroll down to see a digest of all current alerts, but we’ve also handpicked the ones that most need your attention today:
USA: Protect Racehorses, Prohibit Performance-Enhancing Drugs!
USA: Thank the USDA & President Obama for Expanding Oversight of Puppy Mills
USA: Federally Licensed Animal Facilities Must Have Disaster Plans!
USA: Crack Down on Animal Fight Spectators
USA: Oppose the King Amendment to the Farm Bill
USA: Protect Horses from Soring
USA: Tell Congress to Ban Horse Slaughter Once and for All!
USA: Tell Congress to Protect Mobile Veterinarians!
USA: Urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Deny Horse Slaughter Plant Applications
CA: Thank Governor for Signing Lead Ammo Phase-Out Bill!
CT: Make History—Get Puppy Mill Dogs Out of All Connecticut Pet Stores!
FL: Help Free Thousands of Greyhounds from Misery at the Dog Track!
IA: Free the Greyhounds! It's Time to End Dog Racing
IL: Thank Governor Quinn for Signing 4 Animal-Friendly Bills!
IN Session Wrap-Up: Wins, Losses, and Prepping for 2014
MA: Oppose Creation of Livestock Board!
MA: Protect Our Animals and Our Communities!
MD: 2013 Was Good, and 2014 Can Be Better!
MI: Ban Primates as Pets
MI: Protect Animals from Cruelty!
MI: Please Join the Fight to Save Our Swans!
MI: Ban Use of Gas Chambers in Shelters!
MI: Strengthen Your State's Anti-Cruelty Laws
MN: Help Pass Your State's First Puppy and Kitten Mill Law!
NC: Set the Stage to Help Animals Next Year!
NH: Stop Efforts to Revive the Ag-Gag Bill!
NJ: It’s Not Too Late to Protect Pigs—Help Override Governor's Veto of Ban on Cruel Confinement!
NY: Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Pet Dealer Bill into Law!
NY: Help Dog Control Officers Do Their Jobs Right!
NYC: Urge City Council to Put Carriage Horse Industry Out to Pasture
OH: Help Improve the Lives of Our Companion Animals
PA: Support Bills to Fund Dog Protection!
TN: Thank Governor for Vetoing Ag-Gag Bill!
VA: Stop Cruel Fox Penning Competitions!
WV: 2013 Was Good, and 2014 Can Be Better!