Animal rights lobbying: Associations between solicitations, funding and effectiveness

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Robert M. Sanders


Some 7,000 animal interest organizations in the U.S. spend approximately $5O,000,000 in advocacy of animals' welfare and rights. Organizations seeking  to establish beneficial programs or lobby for favorable policy rely heavily on mailing solicitations for adequate funding. Findings indicate that solicitations do not generally translate into higher budgets, holdings and overt lead, yet seem to lead toward higher salaries. However, despite some rather higher heads for some associations, most budgets tend to be disbursed toward actual program endeavors.

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