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:

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Let’s Take a Proactive Approach to Protect Black Bears and People!

his bill would allow the Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund to authorize grants from the Fund to be made for projects that reduce conflicts between black bears and humans.

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Our Wildlife Advisory Commission Needs to Have Some Members Who Represent Wildlife!

This bill would define the membership of Maryland’s Wildlife Advisory Commission to include biologists, conservationists, and recreational users as well as hunters to make balanced decisions regarding hunting, trapping, and fishing.

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Scared Dog

We Need Protections for People and Pets Facing Eviction!

This bill creates a process that ensures pet owners are informed about their rights and responsibilities regarding their pets in the event of an eviction.

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Animals Playing

The Maryland General Assembly Convenes on January 11, 2023

The 2023 Session convenes on January 11, 2023 with a new Governor, many new legislators, and some significant changes in legislative committees. After last year’s successful session where we passed …

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