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:

Majestic white-tailed deer crossing the road in an evergreen forest

Let’s make our roads safer for wildlife and motorists!

SUPPORT: Wildlife Protections and Highway Crossings SB 902/ HB 1129 This bill requires the Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the State Highway Administration, to identify and prioritize certain ...
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Selective focus of handlers performing

Let’s Protect Wild Animals from Being Exploited for Entertainment!

SUPPORT: Wildlife- Traveling Animals Acts- Prohibition – SB 547/HB 379! The leaders in the circus industry have changed their models and eliminated the use of wild animals in their performances. ...
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Let’s Strengthen Maryland’s Spay/Neuter Fund!

SUPPORT: Department of Agriculture Spay/Neuter Fund – SB 641/HB 85! This bill would establish a process through which a person may make a voluntary contribution to the Fund. In addition ...
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Chicken in cage. Flock of hens behind bars.

Let’s End the Cruel Confinement of Egg-Laying Hens in Maryland!

Most hens in the egg industry are crammed into wire cages so small they can't even spread their wings.
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