Welcome to Maryland Votes for Animals

The mission of Maryland Votes for Animals, Inc. is to create and support humane legislation, to engage animal advocates, and to work with legislators to promote animal welfare in Maryland.

We are a collective voice, central organization, and social network of concerned citizens who will work to:

  • Reduce animal cruelty by promoting the passage of legislation to combat animal abuse in Maryland.
  • Promote the election of representatives willing to champion and vote for humane legislation for Maryland’s animals.
  • Champion issues and educational programs focusing on the humane treatment of all animals.
  • Encourage greater representation of animal advocates within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decision-making process, including humane non-lethal alternatives to human/wildlife management issues.
  • Advocate for greater statewide funding and usage of non-lethal alternatives for wildlife management, pet overpopulation, and for promotion of humane free-range farming methods.

Featured Articles:

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Protect unattended dogs left outside in extreme weather and heat!!

SB 44/HB 16 requires that dogs left unattended in extreme weather and heat have shelter that meets some clear, minimal standards.

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The Maryland General Assembly Session Opens on January 12, 2022

The 2022 Legislative Session will be a hybrid. Unlike last year’s totally virtual format, buildings will be open to the public, with virtual committee hearings in the House for the …

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October 1st Means New Laws to Protect Animals in Maryland!

-Banning Balloon Releases (SB 716/ HB 391) sponsored by Senator Mary Beth Carozza and Delegate Wayne Hartman prohibits organizing or participating in a mass balloon release. This bill, which would …

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Maryland Joins States Banning Banning Wildlife Killing Contests

As of July 1st, Wildlife Killing Contests simply for prizes or money are prohibited in Maryland. Kudos to The Humane Society of the United States for conducting investigations into these …

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