Please join AWI in urging members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to ensure that Congress does not impede the USDA's efforts to improve animal welfare. You can send emails to your legislators who are committee members through AWI's Compassion Index.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the strongest federal law we have to protect animals. Without the ESA, there simply is no hope of saving imperiled wildlife or the ecosystems that all of us depend on. This Earth Day, tell your congressional representative and senators to stand up for the ESA and oppose any legislation that would harm wildlife.
Call or write your representative and tell them you want the use of these cruel, indiscriminate poisons by USDA's Wildlife Services to stop. Please ask your representative to cosponsor HR 1817, The Chemical Poisons Reduction Act of 2017. You can email your legislator through AWI's Compassion Index.
Indiana is poised to become the 33rd state with a law specifically allowing the inclusion of companion animals on domestic violence protection orders. This is a critical step toward safeguarding all the members of families that are experiencing abuse. Please take one or both of the following actions to urge Governor Holcomb to sign this important bill.
The US Congress is now on its spring break and senators and representatives will be home through April 23. Legislators will hold public events and town hall meetings during this time, and we encourage you to attend these gatherings to speak up on behalf of animals. If no public meetings are scheduled, ask to meet with your elected officials personally in their district offices.