The biggest day of the year for animals in Vermont is happening on Tuesday, February 26th!
Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and the Vermont Humane Federation, Humane Lobby Day gives animal advocates like you an opportunity to talk to state legislators about laws that are needed to protect animals. After all, they won’t know what’s important to us unless we tell them! Whether you’re new to Humane Lobby Day or a seasoned advocate, you can make an impact. It’s a win for you and for animals!
Along with fellow advocates, you will learn about the most important legislative issues for 2019 and how to effectively talk about those issues with your legislators. Then you will get a chance to meet with your elected officials during a reception in the statehouse cafeteria. This year we will be supporting bills to end the sale of products that contribute to the decline of iconic wildlife species, provide protections for community cats and abandoned animals, improve the use of ownership restrictions as a means to prevent animal cruelty recidivism, enact stronger oversight standards for animal shelters and rescues, prohibit breed-specific dog restrictions, improve livestock shelter standards, and many others.
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to lobbying or unfamiliar with the issues—what’s most important is your presence. We’ll provide you with all the information you need, and you won’t be alone. Refreshments will be served at an afternoon legislator reception.
Tuesday, February 26th (1-6pm)
Pavilion Auditorium and Vermont Statehouse