Trapping Bill Passes Without Debate - ask Governor to veto H. 4943
Unfortunately, in the final hours of the formal legislative session, H. 4943, a bill that whittles away at the Wildlife Protection Act (Question 1 ballot initiative) and allows more trapping of beavers with inhumane traps, was passed by the House and Senate. This bill is on the Governor’s desk and we’ve asked him to veto it; please call him. Read More »
Elephant film event – Save the Date
On Thursday, September 30th, at 6:30pm, the MSPCA in Boston will host a film and discussion event about elephants. We will screen the documentary, The Last Elephants in Thailand, along with several short films from the Elephant Project. We hope that you can join us and learn what you can do to help elephants. Read More »
Worcester Breed Specific Ordinance Hearing
On August 10th at 6pm, Worcester City Council held a public hearing on an ordinance that will enforce various restrictions on certain types of dogs. If you live in Worcester, or you live elsewhere but oppose breed specific legislation, you should contact city officials before they vote on September 7. Read More »
state legislative update
The formal legislative session ended on July 31st, but the informal session continues until the end of the year. Bills that affect animals, such as animal control and pet trusts, are still pending and could pass during the informal session with your help. Take action>>
online training - lobby 101
If you haven't yet been to one of our training sessions in person, consider joining us in cyber-space from the comfort of your own home for a Lobby 101 Webinar. We’ll be hosting an online training on September 14th at 6pm. For more information and to register, click here.
Found baby wild animals ?
Summer is the season for people to find animals who appear to need help, and well-meaning people often intervene. Sometimes these actions can save lives, but other times it is better to leave wildlife alone. Learn more>>
Advocacy Volunteer Corner
We need your help. Though this legislative session is not yet over, we’re already thinking about the next one. We need help with research on bills for next session. Read More »
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