Our Story

Animal Hope in Legislation was founded through the advocacy work done by Animal Hope and Wellness, learning in time that legislation is necessary to bring about true change. While the saving of individual lives is always important, it is legislation that makes a broader impact.  We enact laws that work to protect animals, giving people a framework from which to live within - teaching them to be more compassionate.


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Marc Ching

FOUNDER & PRESIDENt

Founder of Animal Hope in Legislation, Marc has gone undercover into hundreds of slaughterhouses, documenting to raise awareness about specific animal issues - rescuing where he can.

He is the founder of  the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, a non-profit known for its work in the Dog Meat Trade.  Marc has used the footage documented in fur farms, animal testing laboratories, and slaughterhouses, to push for change and bring about animal welfare reform.

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veronica rafkind

DIRECTOR of PUBLIC POLICY

Veronica is a life-long animal lover and is passionate about advocating for both people and animals. She has worked in the corporate sphere and the non-profit world. Her non-profit experience includes working to better domestic workers rights in the U.S., advocating at local and state levels. She has also worked directly with schools in Costa Rica to better children's welfare and education.  

Veronica earned a B.A. in Poetry and Politics from New York University's Gallatin School, and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is excited to help launch Animal Hope in Legislation and create lasting positive change for the animals. She lives in Los Angeles with two adorable rescue dogs.