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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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Action Needed Now

USA: Future of U.S. Horse Slaughter Defunding before Congress
USA: Support Legislation to Protect Animals During Disasters!
USA: USDA Enforces Puppy Mill Import Rule!
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: Bill Requiring Health Certificates for Imported Puppies Passes!
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: Protect Animals from Cruelty!
IL: Cook County, Say No to Puppy Mills!
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: Dangerous Bill Allowing Private Possession of Big Cats Passes
MA: Oppose Creation of Livestock Board!
MA: Governor Patrick Signs Anti-Cruelty Bill!
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: State's First Law to Regulate Pet Mills Passes! 
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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