From our office based in Boston, Massachusetts, we are pleased to be working closely with these amazing groups and causes below.
- Increase the visibility and public understanding of animal advocacy issues
- Increase public support to end animal suffering
- Elevate the status of animals as a mainstream issue in society
- Analyze the current status of the animal advocacy movement and strategize the best methods for advancing our work
- Enhance the professional skills of people working in the animal advocacy movement
- Facilitate respect, cooperation, and communication among member organizations
- Informing the public about the substantial animal suffering caused by the fur industry
- Advancing legislative actions and in-depth investigations as needed
- Targeting consumers and the fashion industry to encourage readily available alternatives
- Working nationally and internationally through joint or individual campaigns
- Promote the image of the nonprofit sector as efficient, effective, and essential
- Strengthen the nonprofit sector by engaging members in advocacy and affecting public policy initiatives
- Build capacity in nonprofits across the state
APRIL 2020: FOUR PAWS has joined a coalition of over 54 organizations (representing environmental, worker, health, animal, and food advocate groups) has called on Congress to protect food and farm workers, uphold environmental regulations, and ensure that COVID-19 food and agriculture funds are used to support local and sustainable food systems (vs industrialized factory farms) to ensure public health and safety for the future.
Read the open letter here.
BALLOT INITIATIVE PASSED! FOUR PAWS is proud to be a member of this coalition that was created to support a 2016 statewide ballot measure that would phase out extreme confinement and lifelong immobilization of animals on factory farms as well as the sale of products produced under those conditions. The measure would ensure that certain farm animals are able to stand up, lie down, turn around, and extend their limbs by phasing out the extreme confinement of breeding pigs, veal calves, and egg-laying hens. Ten states have already passed laws to address these kinds of inhumane practices, and nearly 100 major food retailers—including McDonald’s and Walmart—are working with suppliers to make similar reforms in their food supply chains.
Among others, the coalition includes the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, Zoo New England, United Farm Workers, Center for Food Safety, family farmers, veterinarians, and public health professionals.