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Somerville passes ban on exotic animals in circuses and traveling shows

elephant chaining 188wSomerville has recently become the latest community in the Commonwealth to pass an ordinance banning the display of exotic animals in circuses and carnivals. Thank you to the Aldermen and Mayor! Learn more and download a local action kit >>

Join us for a legislative training opportunity

Dog at StatehouseThe Advocacy department will offer numerous Lobby 101 and 102 training opportunities in 2010 - we hope that you can join us! The first event is a Lobby 101 in Boston on February 23rd. Learn more and register here >>

Pets and domestic violence event at state house

Rep. Koutoujian and Rep. Clark discuss H. 1499 and H. 1301Animal and domestic violence advocates, animal control and law enforcement officers, legislators and others recently participated in a legislative briefing on the link between animal abuse and domestic violence, urging the passage of a bill to protect both pets and people from violence. Read more and take action >> 

Massachusetts House passes antifreeze Bittering bill

Most automotive antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, which is highly toxic to animals and humans.  The smell and taste of antifreeze is appealing to animals, who can be poisoned by even the relatively small amounts that leak out of cars and trucks.  House Bill 4285 requires the addition of a bittering agent to make antifreeze unpalatable and prevent poisonings.

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February 2010

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Got wild animals 
in your home?  

Wild animals seek warmth and shelter in the winter - just like we do.  They can even get into our houses and make themselves at home.  Learn how to prevent this and how to humanely evict wild critters from your home.decorative horizontal rule

Advocacy Volunteer Corner

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We need your help!  We could use a few people to help us review their local newspapers - in print and/or online - and let us know when there are articles that we should respond to with a letter to the editor.  Read More

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You're a member of our Animal Action Team, so you understand how important our work is to animals in Massachusetts.  Please support our efforts with a donation to the Advocacy Department.

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