USA: Support Animal Protections in the 2021 Budget

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FY 2021 Federal Budget—Agriculture Appropriations
ASPCA Position: Support

Congress is preparing the federal government’s budget for the 2021 fiscal year, and they will soon debate whether to offer increased protections for animals, including dogs in puppy mills and horses vulnerable to the slaughter trade. We need your help to influence the outcome of the budget bill!

You can support these increased protections and create a more compassionate world by contacting your U.S. representative today. Please ask them to support efforts to strengthen enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and to require that all AWA-licensed facilities, which includes commercial puppy breeders, have a contingency plan in place to care for animals in case of an emergency (such as a natural disaster or another pandemic).

You can also express your support for continuing the prohibition against the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States. This language must be renewed every year to ensure that this cruel and unnecessary practice does not return within our borders.

What You Can Do

Use the form below to email your U.S. representative and urge them to support increased funding to strengthen enforcement of the AWA and to continue the prohibition against the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States. Congress needs to hear from advocates like you right now!

Thank you for speaking up for our canine and equine companions!