federal legislation needs YOUR SUPPORT
The Massachusetts Congressional delegation has a very good record on animal protection issues. However, there are a few bills that can now use your support. A new bill, H.B.5092, filed after the Supreme Court struck down a more broad 1999 federal law, would ban "crush videos". Please ask your Representative to sign on to H.B. 5092 if he/she hasn't already done so. Also, please ask our new U.S. Senator, Scott Brown to sign on to ban horse slaughter (S. 727) and require fur labeling (S. 1076). Read more>>
state legislative update
There are still many Massachusetts bills pending that would affect companion animals, including: pets and domestic violence, pet trusts, and animal control. Take action>>
holyoke city council working on cat ordinance
The Holyoke City Council sent the free-roaming cat ordinance back to committee last month; another meeting will be held on May 17th. Learn more>>
Continuing education for the animals around the commonwealth
We will host a Lobby 101 training on May 11th at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield and one at the MSPCA in Boston on June 15th. We we hope that you can join us! Learn more and register >>
use social networking sites to share news for animals
The MSPCA has a presence on Facebook and Twitter and we're hearing that a lot of you are sharing our alerts on your pages and via your tweets - thank you! Many legislators use these forums, too, so they're a great way to get messages out about local, state, and federal legislation that would affect animals. Learn more>>
Cape crows won't be poisoned
Crows will NOT be poisoned in Wellfleet, MA during the 2010 piping plover nesting season. Read the National Park Service's press release about the decision, and articles in the Cape Cod Times and Boston Herald.
Advocacy Volunteer Corner
The Advocacy Department can always use volunteers
We need your help! We have a list of volunteer opportunities ranging from research to writing to help with administrative tasks. Read More »
Donate to Advocacy
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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