Arizona, Tell Lawmakers: Don't Roll Back My Rights!
AZ HCR 2023 and HCR 2043—Overturning Animal Welfare Ballot Measures
ASPCA Position: Oppose
Action Needed: None at this time
Update—May 9, 2016: Great news! The Arizona Legislature adjourned for the year without passing any measure weakening the citizen ballot measure process. Thanks so much and congratulations to everyone who made phone calls and wrote letters to make your views known to your elected officials.
Arizona citizens have taken a stand against some of the worst forms of animal cruelty—like the extreme confinement of farm animals and the brutal blood sport of cockfighting—by passing laws through citizen ballot referendums.
But disturbingly, some Arizona lawmakers are attempting to make it easier for the Legislature to overturn the will of voters like you and nullify these and other ballot measures.
These dangerous bills could be a huge step backward for animal welfare in Arizona and must be defeated.