Want to know what’s happening in animal welfare legislation? These key links will keep you updated. Getting involved can make the world a safer place for the animals.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
The Humane Society of the United States has several arms active on behalf of animals.
The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) works to pass on animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues and to support humane candidates for office. Federal legislation bills listed in alphabetical order.
Humane State Ranking is a comprehensive report from 2011, rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws.
Support LCA – Justice for Animals!
Last Chance for Animals
Dedicated to reducing exploitation of animals across a variety of issues. Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional “usage” of animals. One of their doorways focuses on the horrors of puppy mills, see below.
Approximately 500,000 puppies per year are bred in puppy mills, facilities known for their filthy, overcrowded conditions and the unhealthy animals they produce. You can learn about these mills here.
Animal Defense League of Arizona
To Protect and Defend Arizona’s Animals
The Animal Defense League of Arizona is a statewide animal protection organization that has worked for two decades on behalf of companion animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories, animals in entertainment, and farm animals. ADLA zealously employs all legal means available in its role as as a defender of and advocate for animals.
The Animal Defense League of Arizona was founded in 1997 through the merger of Phoenix-based Concerned Arizonans for Animal Rights and Ethics (CAARE) and Tucson-based Voices for Animals (VFA). ADLA is a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rights organization.
Animal Related Legislation
At the ALIS website, you can track bills introduced into the Arizona legislature by topic – for example, you can type in “animal” and see what’s happening on legislature related to animals!