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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Last week our work for animals in the 2011 session of the Maryland General Assembly came to fruition. Governor O'Malley signed three animal protection bills into law: a statewide spay/neuter task force law, a pet protective orders law and a puppy mill registration law. Here are the photos from the bill signing ceremony.
Statewide Spay/Neuter Task Force signed into law by Governor O'Malley. Senate President, Mike Miller, is seated left of the Governor. Speaker of the House, Mike Busch, is seated right of the Governor. Back row, from left to right: Frank Branchini, Durand Ford, Senator Benson, Carolyn Kilborn, Delegate Frush, Wendy Cozonne, Tami Santelli.
Did you know that you can help more animals by being politically active for them than by doing anything else? Read about the PACS in your area HERE.
A proposal is on the table to fix Anne Arundel Co. Animal Control by hiring a new Civilian Administrator to run Animal Control humanely. However, the proposal has to pass the budget in order to provide the funding. (For details see the latest article in The Capital HERE.)
Contact your county councilman to ask him to APPROVE FUNDING for a Civilian Administrator for Animal Control. You can email or call him or set an appointment to meet him in person to express to him how important this is to you. (And if you'd like a board member from MVFA to go with you to your meeting then email Carolyn@VoteAnimals.org.)
Maryland Votes For Animals has been pushing for much-needed improvements at the Anne Arundel County Animal Control. Finally, we're seeing movement in the right direction, thanks, in part, to our getting involved in local politics and endorsing two candidates for the Anne Arundel County Council.
Here's some good news regarding progress at Anne Arundel Co. Animal Control: http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/gov/2011/04/24-17/form_weddings.html
April 18-24 is Maryland VegWeek, a week long celebration of the benefits of a vegetarian diet. It's put on by a great organization, Compassion Over Killing, located in Takoma Park.
The board of directors of Maryland Votes For Animals are taking the pledge and so are several Maryland legislators. Wonder who they are? Is your legislator participating? Go to www.usvegweek.com/maryland to find out!