Find Your Elected Officials
Elected officials want to hear from you. This is an easy way to look up your elected officials and their contact information.
- Find your municipal (city or town) elected officials
- Find your county elected officials.
- Find your state elected officials.
- Find your federal elected officials.
Before contacting your elected officials about improving your state’s
animal protection laws, take a look at these resources developed by
the Animal Legal Defense Fund:
Many of the authorities who set the tone and carry out the work of animal abuse criminal prosecutions are elected officials-usually through the county government system. There is benefit to approaching these officials proactively, regardless of what animal cruelty case(s) may or may not be making the news.
Contact them in person or by letter, politely letting them know that, as a voting citizen, you expect and appreciate that animal abuse cases receive thorough investigation and vigorous prosecution. Let them know that the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program provides free legal assistance to prosecutors and law enforcement officers who are handling these cases. Try to keep letters to one page, and if you make an appointment to meet with them, please be respectful of their very real time limitations.
Animal Legal Defense Fund asserts USDA allows Perdue Farms and others to misleadingly represent factory farmed animals in pastoral imageryJune 8, 2021 Press Release
In a letter to the USDA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and others explain the zoo has repeatedly violated standards of the Animal Welfare ActJune 2, 2021 Press Release
Animal Legal Defense Fund offers reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for binding an alligator in Seminole County, FloridaMay 20, 2021 Press Release