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December 8, 2014

2014 Election Results

While the overall election results might best be described as mixed, here’s some very good news: 88 percent of the State House candidates and 70 percent of the State Senate candidates that we endorsed were elected to office.


 

October 22, 2014

Pro-Animal Picks for the Colorado House and Senate

This list of candidates for election to the House and Senate of the Colorado General Assembly are endorsed by Colorado Voters for Animals

Also, check out the new 2014 Ballot Buddies from Colorado Voters for Animals to help get humane candidates elected!


 

April 10, 2014 

Position Statement on the proposed Colorado Saving Shelter Pets Act

Colorado Voters for Animals advocates on behalf of all Coloradans who share the goal of improving our society's treatment of animals. However, we recognize that there are strongly held differences of opinion among animal advocates.


 

January 29, 2014

Farm Bill Strengthens Animal Fighting Law, Omits Dangerous King Amendment

The Farm Bill conference report released today by the House-Senate conference committee includes two major wins on animal welfare issues, and was applauded by The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.


 

January 28, 2014

Humane Scorecard for the 113th US Congress

See how your legislators scored in the 2013 Congressional Humane Scorecard.


 

January 11, 2014

Great News: Sen. Bennet Votes NO on King Amendment


I received a call yesterday from James Thompson, Sen. Michael Bennet’s regional director, letting me know that the senator has gone on record against the King Amendment in the Farm Bill (H.R.1947 and S.954).


 

January 1, 2014

Sneak Peek into the 2014 Colorado Legislative Session

Colorado Voters for Animals seeks to build an informed, engaged and powerful constituency. It’s time for all of us to get educated, get organized and get taken seriously. The Colorado legislative session is right around the corner, and the Capitol is buzzing with activity as legislators prepare their bills. Session officially starts Jan. 8. Here’s a sneak peek at animal protection issues likely to come up:


 

November 7, 2013

Rep. Beth McCann Receives Humane Leadership Award from Colorado Voters for Animals

Colorado Voters for Animals recognized Rep. Beth McCann at a reception on Nov. 6 with a special award for Leadership in Promoting Humane Legislation.


 

October 30, 2013

Northglenn City Council fails to pass pet store ordinance

At a public hearing held Oct. 28, 15 Northglenn residents made it clear to the City Council that they favor an ordinance prohibiting pet stores from purchasing commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits.


 

October 16, 2013

Northglenn City Council moves forward on puppy-mill ban

Attention Northglenn residents: Your help is critical in getting this important ordinance passed! The Northglenn City Council will hold on Oct. 28 a Public Hearing of a draft ordinance that will stop pet stores from purchasing commercially bred puppies, kittens and rabbits.   


September 3, 2013

Dog Protection Act Passes

Senate Bill 13-226, “The Dog Protection Act,” was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper at a special ceremony at the Denver Animal Shelter.


September 3, 2013

Official State Pet Bill Signed Into Law

Senate Bill 13-201, designating shelter dogs and cats as the official Colorado state pets, was signed into law May 13 by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Gov. Hickenlooper brought his own shelter dog, Skye, and his son, Teddy, to the ceremony at the Denver Animal Shelter. The law took effect in August.


December 4, 2012

Colorado Voters for Animals garners support from Rep. DeGette on national egg bill

Diana_Degette.jpgEarlier this year, the legislative team from Colorado Voters for Animals met with Rep. Diana DeGette's Denver staff to discuss and request co-sponsorship of the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, H.R. 3798. We are pleased to announce that Rep. DeGette has agreed to add her name as a co-sponsor of the bill, according to Jen Clanahan, her senior policy adviser and deputy press secretary.

Please see our Legislation page for details of the corresponding bill in the U. S. Senate. Passage of this bill would provide improved living conditions for the 280 million egg- laying hens across the United States.


November 10, 2012

Endorsed Candidates Elected

100 percent of the Senate candidates and 75 percent of the House candidates that we endorsed were elected to office.


October 30, 2012

ColoradoAssembly.jpgPro-Animal Picks for the Colorado House and Senate

This list of candidates for election to the House and Senate of the Colorado General Assembly are endorsed by Colorado Voters for Animals

Also, check out the new 2012 Scorecard from Colorado Voters for Animals to help get humane candidates elected!


September 2012

HSLF.jpgStrength in Numbers

HSLF conference brings together state-level advocacy groups


April 12, 2012

Puppy_Mill.jpgAnimal Protection Organizations Submit a Rulemaking Petition to Protect Dogs in Puppy Mills

Colorado Citizens Lobby Lawmakers to Support Better Care for Dogs


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