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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Anne Arundel County Residents: Stop County Executive’s Proposed Unprecedented Spring Deer Hunting Season During Their Birthing Time

Friends, our deer are in serious trouble needing your voice now. Please call Anne Arundel County Executive, Mr. Steuart Pittman’s office at 410-222-1821. Tell his staff you oppose his plan …

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COVID-19 is NOT a Valid Excuse to Support Puppy Mills!

We hope that other states follow Maryland’s lead in passing legislation to prohibit the sale of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Thanks to Governor Larry Hogan for signing the …

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Maryland Stands Up for Wildlife and Bans Chlorpyrifos – 2020 Session Recap

The 2020 Legislative Session ended at 5:00 pm on March 18, 2020, a decision in Maryland’s history that had not happened since the Civil War. Many emergency bills passed in the …

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Animal Bills May Stall as Maryland General Assembly Ends Early

Animal legislation has been getting strong support in 2020 from Maryland’s lawmakers. However, even after passing in their respective chambers, most of these bills will not have time to cross …

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