As a 501c(4), Animal Hope in Legislation uses its time and resources to affect change, pushing for animal reform and specific animal welfare social justice issues. We work at the local, state and federal level to create real change for animals.
We think of the animal rights movement as a social justice movement. Combining activism and advocacy is the best way to create change. Animals are often represented in public policy by those who benefit from their use. We are here to work against policy that condones animal cruelty. Our work is to create a public policy that protects our animals and maintains our humanity.
HR 1406 - The Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act
Makes the Eating of Dogs and Cats illegal in the United States
The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 is a Federal bill that would ban the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donating of a cat or dog for slaughtering for human consumption.
The Los Angeles City Fur Ban
Bans the Sale and manufacture of fur in Los ANgeles
After witnessing the cruelty in the industry through our investigative efforts, we are working to put an end to the sale and manufacture of new fur products in the city of Los Angeles, the second largest city in the country. Fur has no place in a city with progressive animal welfare laws, or any city.
Lobbying at both the federal and state level, Animal Hope in Legislation works directly with Congressional figures, Senators, and State Legislators. The change we strive to make not only impacts animals, but creates a framework that teaches the community and individuals how to be more compassionate.
Legislation provides an outline for society, teaching us what is acceptable and what is not. While most of our work centers on animal welfare and their rights, we believe the more compassionate we are to animals, the more compassionate we become to ourselves and other people.
The Los Angeles City Fur Ban
Help us make Los Angeles Fur Free! The fur council has hired a lobbyist to oppose the ban. We need help reaching out to city council members in the form of phone calls, emails, and letters showing support for the ban.
As one of the country's fashion meccas, what happens in Los Angeles will set the tone for the rest of the United States. We believe Los Angeles is ready to go fur free, please take part in this stand.
It's at the heart of what we do on any level. Pushing to promote animal welfare legislation, advocating for change that works to protect animals, teaching people that individual lives do matter.
We partner with youth programs and schools, striving to make a difference. We believe that fostering a connection between children and animals will make a difference for the future of animal welfare.
Highlighting important social issues within our country, to bring greater awareness to issues that affect our daily lives.
Giving back to those in need, and connecting people to animals. Our outreach programs bring together survivors of abuse, both people and animals, where they learn to help each other.
Join the movement! Become an advocate for the animals, whether it's by speaking up to you representatives by making calls, writing letters, or sending out tweets, or by showing up at city hall for a march. If you want to help pass laws for the animals, we need you. Get on our mailing list and follow us on social media to stay updated. [Click here] to find out who your representatives are.
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All donations go directly to the change we seek to implement, with no board member receiving salary or compensation for time spent - we believe that those within our structure place the values of single lives above all else.