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The former director of state legislation for The HSUS's government affairs department, Tami Santelli is now using her legal skills to help animals in Maryland.
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  • Maryland: Ban Dangerous Wild Animals at Roadside Zoos

    Although Maryland generally prohibits the private possession of certain dangerous wild animals—big cats, bears, and primates—a loophole in the law allows many unqualified facilities to keep and breed these dangerous animals in unsafe, cruel conditions simply by obtaining a USDA license.


  • Where does Maryland stand?

    See how Maryland compares with other states on public policies about animal cruelty and fighting, pets, wildlife, equines, animals in research, and farm animals. Learn more

  • Volunteer for the animals

    From helping animals at our care centers, to assisting The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team, to organizing community outreach, there are many ways you can volunteer. Learn More

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