An Act Relative to the Penalty for Killing, Maiming, or Poisoning Animals

Thanks to the incredibly hard work of bill sponsors Massachusetts Representative Bruce Ayers & Representative Louis Kafka & State Senator Bruce Tarr, a very important piece of legislation received a favorable report from the joint Judiciary Committee. House Bill 4244, “an act relative to the penalty for killing, maiming, or poisoning animals,” has now moved closer to becoming law.  You can help push H.4244 through! Please contact your state legislator today to protect animals from abuse. Visit  to download our instructional flyer & to learn more about this important bill! You can make a difference! posted 07/11/2014 … [Read more...]

Thanks for the support!

Our annual lobby day after party was a success! Thanks to Senators Brownsberger and Hedlund, as well as Representatives Ayers, Madden and rep-elect Dan Hunt for joining us. … [Read more...]

Join us on March 18th

Join us on March 18th for the annual Humane Lobby Day After Party. You can find out more about Humane Lobby Day through the MSPCA or HSUS. We hope to see you there! You do not need to attend Lobby Day to join us at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club (though it would be great if you did!)           … [Read more...]

Join us on Feb 18 to support Jason Lewis

Rep. Lewis has been a strong leader for animals in the House. He is now running for the Senate. Join us at True Bistro for a fun event to support him. As a representative, Jason Lewis has sponsored bills to prohibit confinement systems for farm animals that are so small animals cannot turn around or spread their wings. He has also sponsored a bill to help end the shark fin trade -- the demand for shark fins drives the cruel practice of shark finning where a shark's fins are cut off, often while the animal is still alive, and the rest of the shark is thrown back into the ocean. Rep. Lewis has also co-sponsored numerous other animal protection bills.   … [Read more...]

Puppy Doe Legislation

Both the House and Senate have filed bills in response to the Puppy Doe tragedy. Representative Kafka filed Docket 3883. Senator Tarr Filed the PAWS Act.   … [Read more...]


Congratulations to Animal-Friendly Winners for Boston City Council  Ayanna Pressley (at-large)  Michelle Wu (at-large)  Josh Zakim (district eight) … [Read more...]

Upcoming Elections – June 25

June 25, 2013, is the General Election in the 8th Suffolk Rep. race.  We endorsed Jay Livingstone who won the primary. There is no Republican challenger, though there may be a write-in candidate. The following three seats all have the same election dates: - 12th Suffolk House (to be filled due to vacancy for Linda Forry) - 6th Bristol House (to be filled due to vacancy for David Sullivan) - 16th Worcester House (to be filled due to vacancy for John Fresolo) August 13, 2013 - primary September 10, 2013 - election A bit more information on the 12th Suffolk race. THREE DECLARE TO SUCCEED FORRY IN THE HOUSE Three Dorchester residents are mounting campaigns to fill the House seat vacated … [Read more...]

Linda Dorcena Forry

Name of candidate: - Linda Dorcena Forry Name of person completing form: - Cayce McCabe - Campaign Manager Office Sought/District - State Senate - 1st Suffolk District Website: - Email Address: - Phone Number: - 617-766-6149 2. In 1996, 64% of the voters in the Commonwealth supported Question 1, the “Wildlife Protection Act,” a ballot question that restricted cruel traps, banned using dogs for bear and bobcat hunting, and removed the requirement that sportsmen hold the majority of seats on the state’s Fisheries and Wildlife Board. To date, no governor has appointed a person other than a hunter … [Read more...]

Re-launch event

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Audrey’s event

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