Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Massachusetts Voters for Animals urges residents to give Marc McGovern the No. 1 vote this Election Day, Nov. 7. Councillor McGovern has been a leader on animal protection issues in Cambridge, and his successes have served as a model for municipalities across the state. In a thought often attributed to Gandhi, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Cambridge should be proud of its progress on animal protection and McGovern’s leadership. His compassion and skill has led to the passage of multiple ordinances that protect vulnerable animal populations, those often harmed in industries that profit from them. With his achievements, there are fewer animals at risk in the city.

Kara Holmquist, Mass Voters for Animals

The writer is director of advocacy for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.