Find Your Elected Officials
- Find information about your elected county officials by entering your county or zip code here or at the League of Women Voters of the US. You can also search for your local prosecutor here.
- Find your legislator’s contact information by entering your zip code on Congress.org.
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.
These awards celebrate chapters that have shown incredible efforts in advancing animal law and advocating for animals through original projects and initiatives. Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters are a vital part of the growing animal law movement.November 13, 2018 Student Chapter Spotlight
Missouri passed a law that prohibits many products — including plant-based and cellular meat — from identifying themselves as “meat.” The new legislation, which became effective on August 28, 2018, carries criminal penalties of prison time and fines.November 8, 2018 Animal Law Update
Building Successful Animal Cruelty Cases from the Crime Scene to Court Room: Training Washington State Law Enforcement Officers and ProsecutorsLaw enforcement officers and prosecutors who respond to crimes face a host of challenges. From neglected cows who are unable to testify, to dog fighting ‘evidence’ having puppies, the unexpected is a matter of course in the struggle against animal cruelty.November 7, 2018 News