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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Maryland General Assembly Convenes Facing COVID Challenges on January 13, 2021 

Maryland Votes for Animals 2021 Legislative Preview The Maryland General Assembly continues to face challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maryland Constitution requires that the legislators be present in …

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Movement to End Wildlife Killing Contests Heats Up!

Washington joins Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Vermont to become the seventh state to outlaw wildlife killing contests. Maryland Votes For Animals and The Humane Society of the United States …

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COVID-19 is NOT a Valid Excuse to Support Puppy Mills!

We hope that other states follow Maryland’s lead in passing legislation to prohibit the sale of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Thanks to Governor Larry Hogan for signing the …

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Maryland Stands Up for Wildlife and Bans Chlorpyrifos – 2020 Session Recap

The 2020 Legislative Session ended at 5:00 pm on March 18, 2020, a decision in Maryland’s history that had not happened since the Civil War. Many emergency bills passed in the …

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