Maryland Votes For Animals, Inc. is an organization of individuals who feel a moral obligation to end the suffering of animals and who are committed to improving their lives. We acknowledge that letters to politicians, petitions and demonstrations all have their place in the animal protection movement. But we believe that the most helpful step we can take on behalf of animals is the creation and enforcement of laws that protect those animals who are subject to mistreatment.
Further, we believe that the best path to the enactment of effective laws is through creation of a humane voting bloc of informed and concerned citizens who will use their vote to insist that Maryland become a more animal-friendly state. After all, rescue organizations have been operating for centuries—doing courageous, compassionate and vital work—and yet the problem of animal suffering persists. Therefore, we’re asking that the “animal people” of Maryland join with us to help animals by getting politically involved for the sake of all the animals touched by Maryland law.
Note: Maryland Votes For Animals is not an animal rescue organization. If you see an animal in trouble or who needs a home, please immediately contact one of the many fine rescue organizations in Maryland.
Our Objectives are to provide a collective voice, central organization and social network of concerned citizens who would work to:
- Reduce animal cruelty by promoting the passage of humane legislation for animals in Maryland’s legislature.
- Promote the election of representatives willing to champion and vote for humane legislation for animals in Maryland’s legislature.
- Promote issues and education focusing on a paradigm shift advocating the humane treatment of all animals.
- Promote greater representation within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources decision-making process by persons endorsing humane non-lethal alternatives to human/wildlife management issues.
- Promote greater Maryland statewide funding for, and usage of, sound non-lethal alternatives for wildlife management and pet overpopulation as well as humane, free-range farming methods.