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:

Protect our wildlife from being poisoned by chlorpyrifos!

Fill out the form below to voice your support for this very important bill! The bill details are continued below the form. Pesticides- Use of Chlorpyrifos – Prohibition – HB …

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Huge Win for Maryland!

A federal judge has dismissed a court challenge to Maryland’s law passed in 2018 prohibiting the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores. “Protecting consumers, reducing financial support for …

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Maryland General Assembly Session Convenes on January 8, 2020 

Maryland Votes for Animals 2020 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 …

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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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