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Petitioning Your Governor

Help Strengthen Animal Protection Laws in Your State


Urge your state legislators to make a commitment to improve animal protection laws. 


Letter to
Your Governor
As your constituent, I wanted to make sure that you are aware of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s newest report ranking the animal protection laws of all the U.S. states and territories. Based on a detailed comparative analysis of more than 4,000 pages of statutes, tracking fourteen broad categories of provisions, the report recognizes the states where animal law has real teeth -- and calls out those where animal abusers get off easy. To see how our state ranks, and recommendations for improving our own laws for animals, please visit

While many states continue to make positive progress for animals, there are, unfortunately, still many places where the laws are incapable of providing the legal protections that our country’s animals need and deserve. Even in those jurisdictions that have today’s best laws, there remain many opportunities for improvement. Animals do not vote -- but I do, and I urge you to commit to working to improve these critical laws.

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