This bill would establish the Human–Relevant Research Fund. The purpose of the fund is to promote state-funded research through grants and loans to public and private entities in Maryland to develop human-relevant alternatives to using animals in medical and product testing and research.Continue reading
Tag: Domestic Animals
Our domestic animals are our pets, our friends, and members of our families. MVFA champions legislation to improve the lives of all domestic animals. Regardless of whether they’re our prized pooches, common house cats, or exotic pets, they all deserve a humane and healthy existence.
Let’s Ensure that Maryland’s Spay/Neuter Fund Keeps Up with Inflation!
The first of its kind in the nation, the Maryland Spay/Neuter Fund has a been hugely successful program. As of June 30, 2022, the program has funded 216 projects that provided 95,558 spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats of low-income families and community cat programs.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 theContinue reading
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,Continue reading