ADLA monitors the Arizona Legislature and tracks bills that affect animals. Volunteer lobbyists help to prevent bad measures from passing and work to pass beneficial bills. ADLA provides updates on current legislation and informs advocates of important times to contact their legislators. Please join the ADLA Legislative Group to remain informed on legislation affecting animals and voting rights.
The Livestock Cruelty Bill HB 2587 passed out of the House committee, despite more than 100 people attending to oppose it! It is scheduled to be heard on the House floor tomorrow. In the meantime, a similar bill was introduced in the Senate and rushed through the committee process. SB 1267 is also headed for a vote by the full Senate.
At last count, only 83 Mexican gray wolves persisted in the wild. The wild population is at tremendous risk due to its small size and genetics. But there are three bills in the Arizona Legislature that could push this tiny, critically endangered population of wolves even closer to extinction. Two of these measures will be voted on by the entire Senate on Monday. Read more
Arizona Legislators have just introduced a devastating 'ag-gag' bill that would criminalize whistleblowers who expose animal abuse on factory farms, auctions, or slaughter facilities. The bill also weakens cruelty laws for livestock, including horses, and completely removes all protections from cruelty for poultry.
JOIN ADLA FOR DISCUSSION ON FIX ADOPT SAVE AND TNR PROGRAM
Please join ADLA President Stephanie Nichols-Young and TNR Coordinator Karen Anderson. They will make a presentation at the Mesa Regional Cat Management Meeting to educate members and the Mesa community on the Fix Adopt Save Program, the benefits of TNR, and how we can all make a difference.
The Arizona Legislature passed the anti-initiative bill on the last day of the session. HB 2305, which includes language from several bad election bills, creates numerous strict specifications that would enable large amounts of signatures to be thrown out on a technicality.
The Arizona State Legislature has just introduced SB 1493, a bill made up of several bad measures aimed at trouncing our public initiative process. This anti-voter omnibus bill creates numerous specifications that would enable large amounts of signatures to be thrown out on a technicality. These impediments would make it much more difficult for citizens to get a measure on the ballot.