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:

Maryland’s Unfinished Agenda for Animals Advances in 2021!

The 2021 Session was historic as it was conducted in a virtual format.  While the halls of Annapolis legislative chambers were quiet except for legislators and their staff, the usual …

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Stop the Flow of Dogs & Cats from Puppy Mills into Maryland! SB 103 Passed in the Senate but Needs Your Help in the House!

Maryland passed historic legislation in 2018 becoming the second state to ban the sale of puppies and kittens in Maryland pet stores, with the intention of closing the door to …

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Maryland taxpayers and shelters should not have to pay for the costs of caring for animals seized in cruelty cases!

This bill establishes the following legal process: A person whose animals are lawfully seized in a cruelty case may be required to post a bond to cover the costs of …

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Snare Injury to Abdomen

Snare Traps Pose a Danger to People and Wildlife!

Snare Traps are cruel metal trapping devices that use wire to immobilize the leg or neck of an animal. When a Snare Trap burrows its sharp metal wire deeply into …

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