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:

Four New Laws to Protect Animals Take Effect October 1st!

Cat Declaw Prohibition (SB67/HB22) Senator Cheryl Kagan/Delegate Lorig Charkoudian Maryland becomes the second state to ban this cruel and painful procedure except in medically necessary circumstances that involve the health of …

Read More →

Maryland Votes for Animals Releases 2019-2022 Legislative Scorecard

Maryland’s legislators demonstrated a strong commitment to animal welfare by passing significant pieces of legislation to protect companion animals, farm animals, and selected species of wildlife in Maryland.

Read More →

Gimme Five! Five Animal Bills Pass The Maryland General Assembly in 2022

Five Animal Bills Pass the Maryland General Assembly in 2022 Thanks to YOU, our dedicated team of advocates, organizations, and legislators, 2022 was a HISTORIC year for animals in Maryland! …

Read More →

Don’t open our whole state for Sunday hunting!

OPPOSE: Sunday Hunting and Archery Hunting Safety Zones – Statewide Authorization and Establishment- HB 1279 This bill would open ALL counties in Maryland to Sunday hunting by authorizing the Department …

Read More →