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Since its founding in 1907, Marin Humane has been a leading voice when it comes to advocating for animals. It’s something ingrained in our DNA. We keep our finger on the pulse of important issues, collaborate with other advocates, lend our voice when needed, and lobby for change.


 

The Introvert’s Guide to Animal Advocacy: Phone Calls

Categories: Advocacy
Woman with cellphone
Chances are, you’ve come across plenty of requests to contact your elected official about an issue you care about. Growing up in Europe, I wasn’t used to the concept. I’m just supposed to call up a politician and share my opinion with them? What if they get annoyed, or worse… ask some pointed questions I …

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We Did It! Signature goal surpassed.

Categories: Advocacy
The Prevent Cruelty California campaign has surpassed the 600,000 signature goal needed to qualify the historic farm animal initiative for the November ballot. This measure would prohibit the confinement of egg-laying hens, pigs used for breeding, and calves raised for veal in cages or crates so small that they are essentially immobilized for their whole …

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Dolphins belong in the wild, not in tanks

Categories: Advocacy
With complex psychological and physiological needs, dolphins are stressed in captivity. (Simon Mettler/Pixabay)
By Robin Rodi, originally published in the Marin Independent Journal. Now that the temperatures are warmer and the days are longer, you may be making plans to get your kids outside as much possible. There are lots of options out there — everything from hiking the Marin Headlands to visiting Alcatraz to attending a Giants …

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Time is running out! Sign the petition to prevent cruelty to farm animals.

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
In 2008, Californians overwhelmingly passed Prop 2, the landmark legislation regarding the cruel confinement of certain farm animals. Two years later, the legislature enacted an additional law applying Prop 2’s standards to eggs sold statewide, regardless of whether they came from California hens or not. While California may have been on the cutting edge then, …

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Upgrading California’s humane standards for farm animals

Categories: Advocacy
By Nancy McKenney; originally published in the Marin Independent Journal on 1/1/18 For most of us who chose to make California our home, the state’s progressive policies are what make it a great place to live. California has always been on the forefront of important issues, including environmental protection, equal rights and animal welfare. In …

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