Government Affairs and Public Policy
Lobby Your Legislators
Policy reforms rely on caring and informed people like you to call on their legislators to act. Your elected officials work for you—by using your voice you can make meaningful, important change for farmed animals. See below for how you can get involved.
U.S. State and Local
How to Advocate for Farmed Animals
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Successes Supporters Made Possible
The following campaigns were either led or supported by Mercy For Animals. Thanks to partner organizations and advocates like you, farmed animals have gained more protection.
Joined a powerful coalition to help secure regulations that prohibit the production and sale of eggs from caged hens in Arizona. The Arizona governor’s regulatory review council voted unanimously in favor of the regulations. With their enactment, Arizona joins California, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island in banning cages for hens.
Helped pass legislation in Washington, DC, that requires the district to measure greenhouse gas emissions associated with food and reduce these emissions by 25 percent by 2030. The bill’s author said the law is likely to result in a shift from animal-based foods toward plant-based ones.
Supported a coalition that moved voters in California to pass the strongest farmed animal protection law in history. Prop 12 bans intensive confinement of mother pigs, laying hens, and calves raised for veal in California, as well as the sale in the state of pork, eggs, and veal from intensively confined animals.
Learn how we are calling on governments to increase plant-based options.
Watch our video about climate-friendly food purchasing policies.