Advocacy and legal services

Ginny has long been an advocate for those whose voices have been silenced - animals, neglected/abused/refugee children and incapacitated adults. Her decades-long advocacy efforts on behalf of the vulnerable - and, in particular, all animals - aim to influence decisions of individuals within social, legal and political systems and institutions.

Over the years, her advocacy efforts have included:

  • protesting fur, zoos/circuses, wrestling bears and other institutional cruelty

  • drafting legislation to allow the State to seek forfeiture of animals who are cruelty victims

  • testifying before federal and state agencies and legislatures (against gas euthanasia chambers at the county level and Naval bombing off the shore of California killing dolphins at the federal level)

  • lobbying the Michigan legislature (against mourning doves being added to the game species list and animal fighting and adding animals to those who can be protected by personal protection orders)

  • representation of companion animals in death penalty cases

  • drafting adoption contracts for animal protection organizations

  • seeking prosecution of animal cruelty cases in both individual and institutional settings

  • living a vegan and cruelty-free life-style

  • assisting families with estate planning to ensure continued care of companion animals in the event of disability or death


Contact Ginny Mikita at Animal Blessings to learn more about legal services and advocacy.