Act for Animals

Are you ready to act? Animals need your help today and there are so many ways you can make a real difference. Read below, and please, take a moment to help end animal suffering.


Help us pass the PAST Act

Every year, innocent horses are forced to endure the painful, inhumane practice of “horse soring.” The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1847 is our chance to finally end this form of torture. Take Action →

Pass the PACT Act

As long as it isn’t filmed, the horrific, stomach-churning torture of innocent puppies, kittens, and other animals is still not a federal crime! It is vital we take a stand for these defenseless animals. Take Action →

End Trophy Hunting

Every year hundreds of thousands of wild animals are killed exclusively to become “trophies.” Brutal trophy hunting is senseless and puts rare species at risk of endangerment. The loss of these innocent and vulnerable wild animals to trophy hunting is inexcusable. Take Action →

Urge the USDA to stop protecting animal abusers

Hundreds of thousands of innocent animals are locked behind closed doors in commercial facilities. This is why we rely on the transparency from the USDA to make sure these animals are being treated safely.

Fill out this form and demand the USDA to release the remaining animal records. Take Action →

Stand up against puppy mills

In this day and age, no living creature should ever endure the cruel mistreatment that puppy mill dogs experience every day.

Fill out the form and pledge to spread awareness about the cruel puppy mill industry and we’ll add your name to a growing list of concerned citizens speaking out for these innocent animals. Take Action →

We must end the slaughter of America’s horses now

Each year, approximately 130,000 American horses are transported in inhumane conditions to foreign slaughterhouses and being served up to diners in Europe and Asia.

Contact Congress now and urge for support of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 113). This bill will permanently end the possibility of cruel slaughter of our beloved horses on American soil and will permanently end their export for slaughter abroad.

We’ve started a message for you but please feel free to edit with your own message to Congress. Take Action →

Urge your representative to support the Humane Cosmetics Act.

You can help spare the lives of innocent animals by urging your representative to support the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2790). If passed, the Humane Cosmetics Act will prohibit testing cosmetics on animals and no cosmetics may be sold or transported if the final product or any component was developed or manufactured using animal testing.

Contact your Congressional representatives right now by filling out the form below and urging them to support the lifesaving Humane Cosmetics Act. We’ve started a message for you which you can edit as you wish.Take Action →

Euthanasia doesn’t have to be cruel

Many of our nation’s shelters struggle with a surplus of homeless animals, a shortage of loving homes, and a severe lack of funding. This mix forces many organizations to turn to euthanasia as the unfortunate outcome to these overwhelming factors. The Doris Day Animal League will always support programs and policies designed to end euthanasia completely, but we also strongly support the principle that when it must be performed, it must be done humanely.

That’s why we need your help to end the practice of euthanizing animals with carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gas chambers. 23 states have already banned gas chambers, but many state’s shelters continue this unnecessary practice for no legitimate reason.

Act now to sign our Humane Euthanasia pledge to protect ALL of our nation’s 164 million dogs and cats, in ALL 50 states, from the gas chamber. Act Now →

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Get social for animals

We make progress and have setbacks every day in our work to prevent the suffering of ALL animals. To keep up to date and have the most accurate information and interaction, please follow us on our social media accounts. We are available on Twitter, and Facebook, and post our most recent updates each week. Please join in our conversation and let us know your efforts toward our shared goal of eliminating the needless pain and suffering of helpless animals across our nation. Add your voice to the thousands of existing DDAL supporters as we speak on behalf of animals everywhere.