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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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We make it easy for you to participate in the process of improving the laws for animals via our ASPCA Advocacy Alerts. You can scroll down to see a digest of all current alerts, but we’ve also handpicked the ones that most need your attention today:

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Action Needed Now

USA: Tell Congress to Put the Brakes on Dangerous Chicken-Processing Speed Rule!
USA: Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus!
USA: Protect Racehorses, Prohibit Performance-Enhancing Drugs!
USA: Thank the USDA & President Obama for Expanding Oversight of Puppy Mills
USA: Federally Licensed Animal Facilities Must Have Disaster Plans! 
USA: Crack Down on Animal Fight Spectators
USA: Oppose the King Amendment to the Farm Bill
USA: Protect Horses from Soring
USA: Tell Congress to Ban Horse Slaughter Once and for All!
USA: Tell Congress to Protect Mobile Veterinarians!
USA: Urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Deny Horse Slaughter Plant Applications
AL: Keep Your Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics Open!
CT: Help Strengthen the New Pet-Store Puppy Bill!
FL: Greyhounds Need Your Help!
IA: Free the Greyhounds! It's Time to End Dog Racing 
ID: Ag-Gag Bill Signed into Law
IL: Protect Animals from Cruelty!
LA: Crack Down on Cockfighting!
MA: Oppose Creation of Livestock Board!
MA: Help Pass an Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals!
MD: We Urgently Need a Breed-Neutral Dangerous Dog Law!
MD: Support Bill to Prevent Future BSL Laws in Your County
MI: Ban Primates as Pets
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: Protect Animals from Cruelty!
MI: Wolves Still Need Our Help!
MN: Help Pass Your State's First Puppy and Kitten Mill Law! 
NC: Help Pass Much-Needed Puppy Mill Law!
NH: Dangerous Ag-Gag Bill Revived
NY: Save the Mute Swan!
NY: Thank Gov. Cuomo for Signing Pet Dealer Bill into Law!
OH: Help Improve the Lives of Our Companion Animals 
OH: Domestic Violence Pet-Protection Bill Needs Your Help
PA: Support Bills to Fund Dog Protection!
TN: Don’t Let Farms Cover Up Animal Abuse!
TN: Increase Penalties for Attending Animal Fights!
TN: Protect Groups that Care for Abused Animals!
TN: Your Puppy Mill Law Times Out in June; Help Replace It!
VA: Thank Your Lawmakers for a Great Year for Animals!
VT: Cut the Red Tape for Abused Animals—Help Get Them Adopted Faster!
WA: Help Implement a Statewide Spay/Neuter Assistance Program!
WV: Regulate Private Possession of Dangerous, Wild Animals!