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 General Assembly Session Convenes on January 8, 2020 

Maryland Votes for Animals Legislative Preview: The 2020 Session opens with new leadership in the House under Speaker Adrienne Jones and the Senate under President Bill Ferguson. With changes in …

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Three New Maryland Laws to Protect Animals Take Effect October 1st

On October 1st, three new laws to go into effect to raise welfare standards for animals in Maryland. They focus on areas of cruelty such as animal sexual exploitation and abuse, …

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Popular Pesticide Has Dire Effects on Songbirds

Maryland Votes for Animals was proud to work on the Pollinator Protection Act of 2016, which limits the use and sale of neonicotinoid pesticides within the state of Maryland. As …

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Pet Stores Sue to Stop Maryland’s Puppy Mill Law from Taking Effect

Maryland’s law prohibiting the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores passed in 2018, but does not take effect until January 2020, so that pet stores have time to …

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