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:

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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Animal Bills May Stall as Maryland General Assembly Ends Early

Animal legislation has been getting strong support in 2020 from Maryland’s lawmakers. However, even after passing in their respective chambers, most of these bills will not have time to cross …

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Let’s Stop Testing Cosmetics on Animals in Maryland!

Please contact your legislators and tell them that you SUPPORT SB 729! This bill would prohibit animal testing in the development of a cosmetic as well as prohibit a manufacturer …

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Protect unattended dogs left outside in extreme weather!!

Establishing guidelines about dogs left outdoors enables animal control officers to intervene before a dog shows symptoms of acute distress which could potentially avert some of these life-threatening situations before they occur.

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