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10 Things You Can Do To Contribute To Humane Politics

Spread the news about legislation and legislative leaders. Write letters to the editor, post information on social media about key legislative items.  Remember to thank lawmakers who carry animal protection legislation and help lead on our issues.

Get Educated about Animal Issues

Sign up below to stay updated on animal welfare issues with our blog, The Policy Animal.

Read The Humane Economy by our founder Wayne Pacelle for a practical roadmap on how you can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures.

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Communicate With Lawmakers

Take action now by supporting the legislation on our Action Alerts page. Through the ACT NOW buttons, you can make your voice heard by letting your local, state and national lawmakers know you want them to introduce new animal welfare bills and vote for existing ones. And don’t forget to sign our petitions here.

Vote with Your Conscience

Make sure to vote in your local, state and national elections for candidates that support animal welfare policies and programs.

Be sure you’re registered to vote by checking here. Or you can register to vote here.

Be Social

Keep up on the latest in animal welfare news by following us on social media and alerting your followers to the opportunities to help the animals.

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Donate for Change​

Donate to candidates and law makers who support better animal welfare laws. Support organizations, like Animal Wellness Action that move forward public policy surrounding animals.

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Campaign For Compassion

Seek opportunities to campaign and support legislators, law enforcement personnel, judges, and other candidates for public office who support animal welfare policies. Volunteering at their campaign offices, door-knocking, and phone banking are easy and productive ways to help. First, find out which of your lawmakers are supportive of animal welfare policies here.

Show Appreciation for Legislative Leaders

Spread the news about legislation and legislative leaders. Write letters to the editor, post information on social media about key legislative items. Remember to thank lawmakers who carry animal protection legislation and help lead on our issues. You can find your lawmakers’ compassion score here.

Educate Others

Further the dialogue surrounding animal welfare issues with friends and families. Make sure the people that care are getting the latest information by sharing our feeds.

 


Urge proper enforcement of Animal Welfare laws

Laws are of limited value if not enforced so it’s all our jobs to encourage law enforcement agencies to crack down on cruelty. And we CAN make a difference! After a shared campaign of Animal Wellness Action and The Center for a Humane Economy, Governor Inslee of Washington ordered the Fish and Wildlife Department to stop wiping out entire wolf packs of endangered wolves.

So be sure you speak out when you see an injustice against any animal by contacting executive agencies, such as agricultural and wildlife agencies. For any information you have about the inhumane treatment of captive, farmed or companion animals, wildlife trafficking or environmental crimes, you can call The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice at 202-514-2701.

You can also help by sending any tips you have about the cruel spectacle of illegal animal fighting here:
animalcrueltytips@animalwellnessaction.org

Eat And Act With Conscience And Purpose

Eat more plant-based foods, reduce food waste, minimize packaging waste, buy cruelty free products, and live your life as if every choice matters.  When we live this way, we create a healthier planet and build a more humane economy.

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