A bill quickly moved at the end of May to allow bow hunting for deer on Sundays. Find out what you can do to oppose H. 4114 and keep one day a week free from hunting when people can enjoy the outdoord withour worrying about coming into contact with hunting activity.
Speak Out for Animals
Thank you to everyone who attended Lobby Day on March 18 at the State House. See some photos here. There are many ways to speak for those who can't: take action on legislation, use the media to raise awareness for animals, attend an animal advocacy training session, and/or join us to testify on animal bills.
Looking see what bills are pending and what their status is? Find out here.
S. 1172 -- to protect pets in disasters -- was signed by the Governor!
What's happened in 2013?
See what's happened so far this session and what is being worked on in 2014.
Do your legislators have pets? Visit www.statehousepets.com to find out.
Shelter and Rescue Regulation
We've testified for several years on bills that deal with the regulation of shelters and rescue groups. We have expressed our concern about the bills being broad and with some of the language. We testified on these regulations proposed by the Dept. of Agricultural Resources. See also the Mass. Animal Coalition for more information.
Are you concerned about animals in entertainment? Do you think that lions, tigers, bears, and elephants should be forced to perform tricks to entertain people? Some people think of animals in circuses as tradition - but they don't realize how much cruelty is behind this 'tradition'. Learn more about the circus on our website and in a new article,"The Cruelest Show on Earth".
The MSPCA's Intruder Excluder can help you to figure out which wild animals are turning your house into their home and what you can do to humanely encourage them to move elsewhere.
Donate to Advocacy
You're interested in legislation, so you understand how important our work is to animals in Massachusetts. Please support our efforts with a donation to the Advocacy Department.