We change the laws to change their lives.
Animal Protection Voters (APV) was formed in October 2002 in New Mexico. One important tool that can be used to reduce animal suffering is passing laws that better protect animals. In order to pass local, state and federal laws, it’s necessary to build a force that our lawmakers cannot ignore. That is why we are here.
All animals deserve protection from cruelty, neglect, and exploitation.
But real, lasting, systemic change for animals is only possible with strong laws on the books. And enacting these laws is not easy—it takes the tireless work of compassionate, determined, politically savvy, and well-organized advocates who will be the voice for animals in our government.
We know that New Mexicans are concerned about animals and appreciate legislative leaders who value animals in our society. That’s why Animal Protection Voters created this scorecard—so that voters across the state can determine if their legislators share their humane values.
Humane laws are only possible because of humane lawmakers. So we work to support and endorse animal-friendly legislators in state government.