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Marin Humane has advocated for all animals since it was founded in 1907. Our position and policy statements guide all of our work, from opposing the use of rodenticides to promoting coexistence with wildlife, opposing slaughter in Marin, and working to end the use of exotic animals for entertainment.

The Marin Humane Advocacy Committee is composed of nationally known and connected animal advocates who use education, legislation, and persuasion to create a humane world for every animal.
We currently focus on:

  • Unscrupulous online sales of pets bred for retail sale
  • Ending the use of exotic animals in entertainment

Read our Advocacy Blog to stay informed on current animal advocacy issues!

Marin Humane has played a leading or major role in virtually all of California’s animal welfare wins in recent decades, including:

  • Banning trophy hunting of mountain lions (Prop 117, 1990)
  • Banning traps & poisons on wildlife (Prop 4, 1998)
  • Developing the first county-funded non-lethal predator program (2000)
  • Establishing local regulations for all animal business entities
  • Developing stronger state animal neglect and cruelty statutes
  • Supporting California’s Bullhook Ban
  • Training humane officers all over the U.S. to spot cruel animal exhibits
  • Helped ban sale of foie gras in CA, fought legal challenges to that ban