Category: Action Alert

TAKE ACTION: Did Your Senators Sign the Letter to the USDA?

FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe removal of tens of thousands of reports and documents from the USDA website about animals in zoos, puppy mills, lab testing facilities, and more was a huge blow for advocates and the animals themselves. If your senator has not signed the letter asking the USDA to restore the animal welfare reports that were abruptly taken off the website last…

ATTENTION MARYLAND: Support HB 216/ SB 269

FacebookTwitterLinkedinAllow First Responders to Provide First Aid to Animals in Emergencies Did you know that in Maryland it’s a misdemeanor for first responders (like EMTs and firefighters) to provide medical care to a dog or cat in an emergency? This is because it’s a crime to treat animals without a veterinary license. At first glance, this law makes sense but…

ATTENTION SOUTH CAROLINA: Keep Wild Animals Wild

FacebookTwitterLinkedinA proposed law in the South Carolina legislature protecting big cats, great apes, and bears needs your support. The bill takes the first steps toward making it illegal for people to own these animals as pets. South Carolina is one of only five states with no restrictions on ownership of exotic animals. These beautiful animals belong in the wild, not…

ATTENTION MARYLAND: Protect Cownose Rays

FacebookTwitterLinkedin Call your Maryland Legislator Today to End Cruel Killing Contests!  A new bill in the Maryland legislature protecting cownose rays needs your support. The bill outlaws the brutal practice of “killing contests” where cownose rays are slaughtered for people’s entertainment. In these contests, cownose rays are shot with arrows, bludgeoned with a bat, and then stuffed into containers where…