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Advocacy Center

The ASPCA works with local, state and federal legislators to help enact meaningful protections for animals. We also offer advocacy training and support for citizens who wish to engage in grassroots lobbying. Stay informed and get involved—politics is not a spectator sport!

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Stay current and participate in the process of improving laws for animals by signing up to receive ASPCA Advocacy Alerts (see a list of current, actionable alerts below!).

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Action Needed Now

URGENT: Horse Slaughter Ban in Jeopardy! Please Act Now
USA: Urge Your Rep. to Cosponsor Critical Domestic Violence Pet-Protection Bill
USA: USDA Enforces Puppy Mill Import Rule!
USA: Support Legislation to Protect Animals During Disasters!
USA: Protect Racehorses, Prohibit Performance-Enhancing Drugs!
USA: Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus! 
USA: Federally Licensed Animal Facilities Must Have Disaster Plans! 
USA: Protect Horses from Soring
USA: Tell Congress to Ban Horse Slaughter Once and for All!
USA: Victory for Animals; Congress Votes to Protect Mobile Veterinarians!
CA: Big Wins for California’s Animals—Thank Your Governor!
CT: Victory for Pet-Store Puppy Bill!
FL: Greyhounds Suffer Stunning Defeat at End of Session
IA: Thank Governor Branstad for Signing Bill to Help Greyhounds! 
IL: Thank Your Lawmakers and Urge Them to Pass Puppy Mill Reform in 2015!
KS: Pet Animal Act Upgrade Falls Short of Passage
LA: Bill to Ban Unsecured Dogs in Backs of Pickup Trucks Vetoed
LA: Thank Governor Jindal for Signing Cockfighting Bill into Law!
LA: Act Now to Protect Wild Animals & Public Safety!
MA: Thank Your Legislators for Protecting Animals!
MD: Thank Your Lawmakers for a Great Year for Animals!
ME: Protect Your State’s Bears from Horrible Cruelty!
MI: Ban Use of Gas Chambers in Shelters!
MI: Strengthen Your State's Anti-Cruelty Laws
MI: Please Join the Fight to Save Our Swans!
MI: Wolves and Voters Need Our Help! 
MN: Help Pass Your State's First Puppy and Kitten Mill Law! 
MO: Dangerous “Right to Farm” Amendment Wins by Slim Majority! 
NC: Thank Your Lawmakers for Standing Up for Animals!
NY: Albany County, Tell County Exec McCoy to Crack Down on Pet Dealers!
NY: Thank Your Lawmakers for Supporting Animal Protection Bills!
OH: Domestic Violence Pet-Protection Bill Needs Your Help
PA: Ban Slaughter of Cats & Dogs!
PA: Support Bills to Fund Dog Protection!
TX: Say No to Greyhound Suffering and Reject Proposal!
VA: Demand Stronger Fox Penning Regulations!
VA: Thank Your Lawmakers for a Great Year for Animals!

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