Maryland Votes for Animals (MVFA) is an organization with one overriding mission: To create an ever-growing voting bloc of animal advocates who will elect representatives willing to champion and vote for animal protection legislation, and to hold politicians accountable to their constituents.
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Maryland Votes For Animals 2017 Legislative Preview
Here are some of the issues that we will be working on in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly. Please stay tuned for more information and updates regarding legislation, Lobby Days, and Action Alerts. Together we can make a difference for Maryland's animals!
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Maryland Black Bear Trophy Hunting Starts Monday:
DNR Allowing Unlimited Numbers To Be Killed Again This Year!
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A Terrific Session for Animals in Maryland!!
Here are the bills that passed in 2016 and will be making their way onto Governor Hogan’s desk:
-Dog Fighting Implements SB 283 - Closes a loophole in Maryland’s dog fighting statute by making possession of these implements with intent to engage in dog fighting a crime in Maryland.Read the rest of: Great Strides for Maryland's Animals in 2016
Dear MVFA Members,
The session is moving quickly to a close in the next two weeks. Here is an update on the bills that made it past crossover:
-Dog Fighting Implements (HB 583/SB 283) - Closes a loophole in Maryland’s dog fighting statute by making possession of these implements with intent to engage in dog fighting a crime in Maryland.Read the rest of: Animal Bills Nearing the Finish Line
Dear MVFA Members,
We are almost halfway through the Maryland General Assembly Session! I have enjoyed seeing many of you in Annapolis for Voices for Animals Day and look forward to seeing others at Humane Lobby Day. For those who could not make it to one of these days, I appreciate your support on behalf of animals in Maryland.
I have listed the status of animal bills that have been introduced. The first three are the priority bills that were highlighted on Voices for Animals Day and Humane Lobby Day.
Read the rest of: MVFA's Mid Session March Madness
Recap of 2-11-16 hearings in the Maryland General Assembly: SB283/HB583 Animal Cruelty - Implements of Dogfighting
SB283/HB583 Animal Cruelty - Implements of Dogfighting was heard before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and introduced by Sen. Susan Lee, lead sponsor on this critical anti-dogfighting bill. Although dog-fighting is a felony in all 50 states, possessing dog-fighting equipment for illegal fighting purposes is not a crime in Maryland, and this loophole has allowed criminal dog-fighting operations to evade the law. This bill will fix this serious loophole and rid our communities of violent dogfighting crime. If your legislator sits on the Judicial Proceedings or House Judiciary Committee please send them a letter asking for their support of SB283/HB583.Read the rest of: Recap of 2-11-16 hearings in the Maryland General Assembly: SB283/HB583 Animal Cruelty - Implements of Dogfighting