Action Alert

Massachusetts: Help Protect Animals from Cruel Conditions

This action is for Massachusetts residents only.

A bill currently being considered by Massachusetts state lawmakers could make a big difference for cats, rabbits, farmed animals, and other domestic animals in the Commonwealth.

The bill, An Act Enhancing the Issuance of Citations for Cruel Conditions for Animals (H.1840/S.1097), would allow law enforcement officers to issue civil citations to people who keep domestic animals in cruel conditions. This legislation would expand on a current state law that only applies to dogs who are kept in cruel conditions.

Civil citations provide an opportunity to seek corrective action before a situation escalates — potentially protecting many animals throughout the Commonwealth. You can help this important bill become law by contacting your legislators using the form below. Here’s how:

  1. Call your state senator and representative and urge them to support the bill. Phone calls have much more impact than emails; if you’re able to make a phone call, please do so.
  2. After calling, please send a follow-up email to your legislators using the form below. Personalizing your message will help it stand out.

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