Since the founding of International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) in 1959, we have consistently been committed to using law and education to further the cause of animal rights. We’re active on the legislative front within the legal constraints on tax exempt 501(c)(3) by providing analyses, summaries, and critiques of all federal laws affecting animals, by drafting and disseminating model statutes on a variety of animal rights issues, by offering strategic and tactical advice to animal rights activists about how to introduce and enact animal protection statutes and ordinances, and by critically evaluating legislation drafted and introduced by federal and state legislators throughout the United States. ISAR’s dedication to animal rights also includes strengthening existing legislation.
Below are five important animal protection statutes developed by ISAR that we have recently begun submitting to elected officials across the United States in the hope of finding some who share our values and are thus willing to introduce and fight for their enactment on the municipal, state, and/or federal levels.
After reaching out to various mayors, county executives, governors, and municipal, state, and federal legislators, ISAR is beginning to receive responses from mayors, state senators, and other public officials. For example, Mayor William Holland of Hesperia, CA, has said that “I am a big believer in animal rights. I will be looking at what you’ve sent with great interest. We are in the process of overhauling our animal services department. We have many very dedicated employees who truly love animals. We will do a better job of supporting them. More to follow.”
We hope that when any of these ISAR-developed animal rights statutes find their way to the desks of elected officials they will look on them favorably because they are aimed at protecting the only other living species which we share this planet.